Rick Timmons was born in St. Petersburg, Florida & raised in Dallas, Texas where he attended junior high & high school. Prior to attending art school, he spent the next four years doing construction work along with traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and all over the United States.
After finishing work at the Art Institute of Dallas, Timmons joined the Dallas Fire Department in 1981. There he spent the next 13 years as a firefighter/paramedic, and a member of the department football, power-lifting and rodeo teams. He began being picked up by numerous southwest art galleries. In 1987, was chosen to do commemorative paintings for both of the Texas and New York Firefighters Associations.
In 1994, he made the tough decision to retire from the Dallas Fire Department and pursue full-time, the love of his life, his oil portrait painting. It turned out to be a resoundingly good decision.
With oil portraits along with firefighter and equine oil commissions increasing, Timmons first opened the doors at Loco Gringo Studios in January of 1996. His oil portraits and oil paintings have since been accumulated by people from every walk of life, including celebrities, media personalities, business executives, civic leaders and professional athletes.
His equine and sports art has regularly shown at Lone Star Park as well as the Gallery of Sports Art located within the Ballpark at Arlington Texas. His oil art paintings have been featured inside the pages of magazines such as ART NEWS, along with Southwest Art Magazine and “Equine Images” and have been sold all over the United States as well as around western Europe.
In addition to his commissioned portrait work Timmons is currently involved in several mural projects in the Dallas area for the Matt Martinez family and projects in north Oak Cliff for Schenkel – Miranda Holdings.