“ABOVE AND BEYOND”
48″ x 36″
Oil on Canvas
Gallery Affiliation: Rossetti Fine Art Gallery
Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist who challenges social constructs that exist around gender and identity. Reality and abstraction compete within the figurative foundation of each piece to make the subjects’ inner struggles more tangible, the color of their self-made armor exposing more than it conceals. The paintings invite understandings that reach beyond the immediate surface and reveal the complexity of the individual.
Richmond’s 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. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, Paul has created over two hundred and fifty novel cover illustrations. He teaches community art classes for Stonewall Columbus. 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 is represented by Rossetti Fine Art Gallery.