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If I can do it with just sheer belief…then anybody can
Rich and I first met at a Prince’s Trust event at St. James Palace, on Monday 5th July, 2010 – he shared his story in a totally authentic way – his challenging childhood, and battles with depression and autism. I asked him – “imagine if you simply could not fail, what would you do?” He replied, “I would change the world, through art.”
He told me about “Art is The Cure” that had been up and running for two years, and, well, entirely due to Rich’s talents, choices and persistence, just look what’s happened since:
Rich is now an award winning, rising star in the British art scene. Aged 27, completely self-taught – I will write that again – completely, 100% self-taught – and proud to be trail blazing a whole new genre of art – described as a fusion of street and pop art often inspired by retro, vintage style 50s imagery.
In his own words:
I believed from a young age that I could achieve anything I wanted and I could change the world in some way. I have stayed true to my ideas and I have adapted and learnt along the way how I can best make the use of my talents and leave a big impact on the world. If I can do it with no training or education and just a sheer belief and will to succeed, then anybody can.
If you can, get down and meet Rich at his latest exhibition, 14th June – 13th July 2013 at The Imitate Modern Gallery, 27a Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PN.
With my love and best wishes to you Rich, and to you all