Richard Clifton was born in Delaware in 1961. He lives on a historic family farm adjoining the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, where he is surrounded by inspiration for his art. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who has chosen acrylics as his medium.
Waterfowl is one of his favorite subjects, leading him to paint 48 duck stamps from various states, the 1996 Australian Duck Stamp, and the 2007-2008 Federal Duck Stamp. His latest wins are for the 2017 Louisiana, Oregon and North Carolina State duck stamps.
A casual birder and an avid hunter of waterfowl, deer and upland game, Richard uses his experiences in the field as inspiration for his work.