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David Richards

"The View Coming Out"

"The View Coming Out"

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“I was looking at my calendar and I really enjoyed this month’s photo. Since it was such a clear photo, I decided to paint it. I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did."
February 2022; Reference: Calendar photo

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Washington. He specializes in large landscapes paintings.

All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

20" x 24" | Acrylic on Canvas Matted

✑ Artist's bio

"David was born in Spokane, WA in 1975. When he was growing up, he fell in love with the outdoors when he went fishing, hiking and camping. His closeness with nature led to him compiling an extensive catalog of pictures and reference material from which his landscapes took shape. David started with drawings and painted cards as gifts to loved ones. He’s had an education in the study of different forms of art, yet excels at painting and landscapes are his favorite to paint. However, portraits and still life are walls within his skill set. David has painted hundreds of original works of art, some of which have been shown in galleries. Sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, David spends all his free time paintin to get painting supplies, and to support his family from the sale of his paintings. Thank you for giving your time to look at his painting and reading my story. God bless.".

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