Richard La Torre Perez. A Bicolano Artist known for mediums such as ballpen, pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, oil paint and nowadays specializes in acrylic by using combinations of effects as a form of visual interpretation that creates fantasy and surrealistic style of painting.
During his career, he was an In House artist of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan for four years. Then returned to bicol where he actively paints in his studio at Naga City. There, He conducted art workshops and turorials and as a regular instructor for one of the known learning center in Mayon Avenue Naga City during summer seasons. and has done commissioned wall murals in 2D and 3D styles, some are in Bicol and Metro Manila and lately at well-known resort in Agusan del Norte,Mindanao.
He is a member of different art groups in the past and at present. Participated in at least 20 group shows in Metro Manila and 52 group shows in Bicol Region (1994 to present).
He has recieved several award in International and National Competitions. Finalist in GSIS National Art Competition (2012), Honorable Mention (2013) both in non-representational category. Finalist (AAP) Art Association of the Philippines National Painting Competition (2015). Finalist in Manila Bulletin Sketchfest held at SM Mall of Asia (2016) and best in mixed media award in the ” Tune of Art” International Art Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.(2016)