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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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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:  youwillriseproject.com. 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').

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Project GL4E Poster
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional
Holy hell you're good.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful gallery, Sir.  Duly watched.
(I support marriage. Period.)
Steve
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DlNOSAUR Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1,111 watchers, haha! You go paul.
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ziffler Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I love your gallery.  I love the humorous take to your art.
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charlesarcher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday, Paul!
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luciferusss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Schlissel-art Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
happy birthday! 8D
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Amasov Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Very best birthday wishes! :party: :cake:
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Danie-E Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
 Blower fella (Party) Party HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Handshake Flowers fella (Love)
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