After dropping of high school in 1978 Ric bought and rode his first Harley Davidson (a 1956 xlch ironhead) around the country. Not seeming to have found any direction to direct his youthful energy’s he worked in a variety of different industries from working as a ranch hand on a farm, a roughneck on a oil-line, a undercover detective, a silk screen printer, a plant manger in a textile plant in central America, and you guessed it, a pizza delivery man. Lawrenceville,Ga.
1988 he settled down and started a production company in Montreal, Quebec, Canada called Graffiti where he made his first mark on the fashionindustry producing goods for Santana jeans and Hollywoodjeans printing tattoo/biker style blue jeans and shirts. Discovering that his art was a marketable product he started drawing black and white images of the motorcycles he had ridden all his life…. Harley’s! Today RicElias is one of the upcoming artists in his field drawing remarkable images of the most nostalgic bike the world has ever known. His drawings reflect a certain style of crispness and starkness. Reflections in the chrome and the perfectly drawn geometry of the machines are indeed flawless.