Ricky Needham: Visionary Artist

Ricky Needham was born September 14, 1955 in Winston-Salem, NC. In high school Ricky would draw elaborate hot rod cars and trucks. He continued drawing on napkins, envelopes, and paper scraps every chance he got. His drawings quickly evolved into fantastic intricate works of art.

In 1994, Ricky joined Signature Studio XI in Morganton NC. Ricky’s artwork flourished in this creative environment. In 2000 Ricky left Morganton to have his own studio in the Arts District of Winston-Salem. Ricky currently maintains a studio in the Artists on Liberty Building at 521 N. Liberty Street.

Ricky paints worlds where crime does not exist and people of all races love each other equally. His complex multi-layered paintings portray scenes where cars fly, toilets race through the air, carnivals abound, and people are free to walk around naked whenever they choose. 

Ricky’s hobbies include collecting antique toys and playing the piano. As an artist his goal is to promote peace, harmony, respect and happiness as he searches for his perfect world.  







© 2008 Ricky Needham

Thanks to the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County for making this website possible.