Richard Brodeur, a native of Longueuil, Quebec, is a former NHL goalie that played for the Vancouver Canucks. Known by his fans as “King Richard,” he earned his spot in the Canucks lore in 1982, when he backstopped the team to its first Stanley Cup final performance. According to Vancouver hockey fans, Richard is one of the top ten Canucks in the club’s 40-year history.
Painting has always been a passion of Richard. When he was playing with the Canucks he would often bring a sketchpad with him on the road. Since retiring from hockey in 1987 he has been painting full-time in his North Vancouver studio.
One of Richard’s most popular collections is his series of oil paintings entitled, My Childhood Hockey Memories, which represent depictions of youngsters playing hockey on Canada’s frozen ponds, backyard rinks, streets and back alleys. Richard captures the heart of Canadian hockey in these paintings!
Richard has established himself as one of the top contemporary portrayers of Canadiana-themed paintings. Richard’s paintings are treasured collectables and sought-after by patrons around the world.