Rick Sargent is a professional illustrator whose art tries to capture both the detail and motion of a moment. He specializes in portraiture and subjects in nature. Rick earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia. He has studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Academy DuCret in New Jersey. His work is inspired by the symbolism and significance of everyday events. His major artistic influences are Rembrandt, Ingres, Millet, John Singer Sargent, and Bo Bartlett. He was honored to win the 2011 Cooper River Bridge Run Poster competition and picked by the Town of Mt Pleasant to participate in a beautification project.