Richard attended Nottingham School of Art and learned to paint boldly in oils.
Tragedy struck, Richards homestead house burned to the ground one night.
They escaped with only a trunk and a few clothes for little Thur.
Richard lost his valuable oil paints from England as well as the family photo albums however his English relatives sent out more pictures.
In June, 1945 Richards wife, Caroline passed away. Following her death, Richard resumed his hobby of painting with oils. Despite being over 72 yrs of age he painted several hundred colourful pictures, which he gave to his many friends.
Richard Syson - Painting 1945 - 1958