Richard Salcido was born 1976 in San Diego, California and describes himself as a full-time artist and stay-at-home father. He is best known for his scratched, scraped and sanded portraits, both real and imagined.
The little things in day to day life shape us and sometimes those things stick. It could be a wonderful event or a terrible thing that was said that might make a mark. Richard attempts to show those marks. Those marks no one else sees, but that we feel.
“The biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome in my career is myself. I have what I like to refer to as my ‘very high low self-esteem’. What I mean by this is that although I believe that I’m good at what I do, I also think, why would anybody want to see my work. Most people never see half the art I make because why would I want to bother them. That outlook is not the best for business sometimes. Over the years it’s lead to many missed opportunities and it’s something I’m trying to get better at. I’m amazed when someone likes my work and completely blown away whenever someone buys anything. Honestly, I think I have an intense fear of success.” – Richard Salcido (Silver Queen Gallery)