Richard Buntzen is an award winning freelance visual artist who works in oil and print media collage out of his studio space in Asbury Park. He explores and experiments with newsprint fragments and collage production through a process of retrieval and reuse giving new life and meaning to materials that would otherwise be discarded or recycled. He exhibits his work nationally and at various Jersey Shore venues. He received his MFA from New Jersey City University mentored by many notable artists including Hugo Bastidas and Jose Roderio. He currently studies oil painting theory and technique with Julie Friedman. He is a Signature Member with the National Collage Society and also is a member with Belmar Arts and Atlantic Highlands and Highlands Borough Art Councils.