About the Artist

Richard Perkins is a watercolorist and graphic designer living in Concord, Massachusetts who grew up sailing on Buzzard’s Bay in Massachusetts.   Early in his career, he spent 12 years working on traditionally-rigged sailing vessels in various capacities. In the early 1980’s, Rich was First Mate aboard the 144′ Barketine Regina Maris. Later Rich was Captain of 120′ schooner Harvey Gamage, as well as First Mate on the Schooner Ernestina.

Additionally, Rich produced a documentary film on Concordia Yawls,  an exceptional class of wooden cruising/racing sailboats, designed in Padanaram, MA in the 1930s by Ray Hunt and Waldo Howland. This film received favorable reviews by Wooden Boat Magazine. See a clip of the film here.

Rich is a graduate of Hampshire College and Massachusetts College of Art.