Rick Sargent is owner of Sargent Illustration and Design, LLC and is proud to be an adjunct faculty at The Citadel where he teaches drawing and animation. Rick earned a Bachelor 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.