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Sleigh Ride by paulypants
Sleigh Ride

Anything can go down on a sleigh ride, and if you're a Cheesecake Boy, it might be your pants!

©2015 Paul Richmond 
Artwork also appears on the cover of the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Anthology "Sleigh Ride."

The Cheesecake series grew out of my fascination with pin-up art from the 40’s and 50’s. It was a more innocent time (at least on the surface), and I love the elaborate scenarios that artists like Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm concocted in order to justify disrobing their subjects. A loose nail, a doorknob, or a brisk wind would all work in a pinch, resulting in hapless models accidentally exposing their unmentionables. I’m interested in exploring how gender roles were reinforced by these artistic expressions of sexuality. It intrigues me that it was considered sexy for a woman’s skirt to be ripped off before a crowd of oglers, while the male pin-up was only exposed when he wanted to be. Times certainly have changed! Men may have had a free pass on wardrobe malfunctions in the good old days, but my Cheesecake Boys are here to even the score.

Limited-edition prints:…

Transfiguration by paulypants
New painting titled “Transfiguration” – just finished! The war paint pose was inspired by the transgender model’s chest reconstruction surgery. Prints available soon. 

I have tears in my eyes as I watch this short film that tells the story of my important relationship with my childhood art teacher. I'm so excited to be able to share it with you: "The Mentor and the Artist" by Wild Iris Video.


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Paul Richmond
United States
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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Izzy00707 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I'm that girl who posted the artwork: "What Bullying Looks Like..." on the anti bullying movement: And I'm wondering if you'd like to help me start up a new project aimed at spreading love, peace and acceptance between gays and Christians. The project is called GL4E ('glue').…
Project GL4E Poster
tiganusi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional
Holy hell you're good.
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful gallery, Sir.  Duly watched.
(I support marriage. Period.)
DlNOSAUR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1,111 watchers, haha! You go paul.
ziffler Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I love your gallery.  I love the humorous take to your art.
charlesarcher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday, Paul!
luciferusss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Schlissel-art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
happy birthday! 8D
Amasov Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Very best birthday wishes! :party: :cake:
Danie-E Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
 Blower fella (Party) Party HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Handshake Flowers fella (Love)
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