Richard Cayou is a Colorado native, who currently resides at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park in Northern Colorado. He is a self taught visual artist involved in amateur photography, fine crafted 2D metal art and currently practicing the fine art of scratchboard etchings. Scratchboard is a form of direct engraving. He has been doing scratchboard for six years and enjoys this media for the amount of detail and realism that it allows him to incorporate. He incorporates his love for the western way of life and the wildlife that resides there into finely detailed etchings. He enjoys traveling throughout the western states in search of opportunities to increase his artistic portfolio through realistic representations. Richard is a Signature Member of International Society of Scratchboard Artists.