Richard E. Williams has had numerous shows throughout the country, and his work has been widely and enthusiastically accepted. The University of Southern Mississippi honored Richard by requesting a history of his life for their Oral History Program.
The original tapes and manuscripts were deposited in the University’s Mississippi Room of the McCain Graduate Library. A bound copy of the manuscripts was presented to Richard during the formal acceptance ceremony. This document is now catalogued in major libraries throughout the United States.
Richard is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Collectors include Curt Gowdy, Barbara Mandrell, Tom Jones, President Bill Clinton, Haywood Sullivan, and Carl Yastremski. During former President Jimmy Carter’s Administration, Richard painted a piece for the White House collection, which was presented to the Carter family.