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Richard Waterman has been a featured artist on The Artist Gallery.com since December 17, 2015.
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Richard Waterman was born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1964 and grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois. After his family moved to Cabery, Illinois in the mid-70s, his music experience began at the age of ten when he started playing piano in a small store front church where his father was pastor. Over the next several years, he taught himself to play piano by ear and developed the ability to play and improvise all sorts of music.
Before Richard developed the love of piano, he had fallen in love with aviation. When he was around 8 years old while still in southern Wisconsin, his father was a pilot and flew an airplane called the Cessna Skymaster with two engines, one in front, one in back (pictured left). His father would take him along on business trips in the Skymaster and would often let young Rich handle the controls. Rich fell in love with flying and knew he would become a pilot someday.
Upon graduating from high school in 1983, Rich joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana for two years. After leaving the Army , Rich became a Dallas, Texas Police Officer for two years. In 1992, Rich left Dallas and returned to his home state of Illinois.
In 1994, Rich and his family moved to Carbondale, Illinois where he enrolled at Southern Illinois University. Three years later he graduated Magna cum Laude with a B.S. in Aviation. Rich went on to become an airline pilot for several regional airlines, flying both the EMB 145 and the CRJ 200/700 series of regional jets.
Starting in 2008 during a six year hiatus from aviation, Rich worked on recording his own piano music, releasing three albums. He also founded Real Piano Music.com, which later became The Artist Gallery.com, a website where many artists would come together and share their unique talents with their fans.
In 2014, Rich returned to aviation as a contract pilot flying the Cessna Skymaster and then evenually returned to flying as an airline captain for the regional airlines. Today, Captain Waterman continues to work with a wide range of artists to develop TheArtistGallery.com.
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"Painting by Piano"