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Paul Richmond
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Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose paintings draw inspiration from his own experiences as a young gay man. He graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002 and came out of the closet shortly thereafter. Since then, his artwork has become a vehicle for exploring and understanding his own journey, as well as developing a dialogue with other members of the LGBTQ community. Influenced by his own struggles as he came to terms with his sexual identity, he seeks to challenge social constructs that exist around sexual orientation and gender roles.

His career has included exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals from around the globe. Paul is currently represented by Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over two hundred and fifty novel cover illustrations. He teaches community art classes for Stonewall Columbus. He has volunteered with the Kaleidoscope Youth Center, encouraging LGBTQ teens to use art as a means of self-exploration and expression. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through the language, visual, and performing arts.

Paul shares his life with husband, Dennis Niekro. They were married in a group ceremony with twenty-four other LGBT couples in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in June 2013. Together, they are committed to using their artistic talents to raise equality awareness.

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BondageOfVice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I think your gallery is very amazing.
Therefore, your oil technique from the your War Paint series is drop-dead.
eddiechin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you for the watch Paul! ^.^
Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, looked at the project you directed me to, and I want to say you guys are doing a great job, I'll be sure to send it in. Keep it up, and don't worry about the haters...they are everywhere, but so are we nice people who really couldn't care as long as people are nice in return, AKA me. :3
flakyfan19 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thank you for putting together your anti-bully group! You're a great guy!
Projekt-Crysis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your work is beautiful!!
faiqaaa22 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
S-pectaculacular Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Hi there. I've recently stumbled upon the You Will Rise project, and I must say it is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.
SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Writer
I found you! *waves madly* (Grace Duncan here. Might need to make note of that on my name, eh? LOL)
Wolfdomo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to say I emailed my artwork to that project you sent me ^^
AllMySecretsAway Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Hi, I have an inquiry regarding a submission a few years ago.  Would you mind contacting me?
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