(b. 1991) Ricardo grew up in Jersey City, NJ, and realized his affection for the arts at an early age. In high school, this developed into a life-long obsession as he was exposed to figurative art. Ricardo has studied at New Jersey City University as well as the duCret School of Art. He was then referred to Jahn Studios by former art teacher Monica Baumann and other students. In November of 2009, he enrolled in an apprenticeship under Timothy Jahn to realize his goal of becoming a representational artist.