The Art of Being Queer Podcast - Episode 1 - Paul Richmond

 Original Piece in Our Upcoming Exhibit
If I Could Reach The Stars - Paul Richmond - Original piece featured in our upcoming exhibit.

We are excited to announce that episode one is now available to download in all major Podcast hosts!

Thank you so much for joining us for the first ever The Art of Being Queer Podcast. Click here to download this episodes PDF, alternatively keep this page open to refer to whilst we are discussing these amazing pieces!

The series will meet a new artist each episode of all artistic mediums, identities

and success levels.

We aim to represent as many colours of the rainbow as possible and have conducted over 30 hours of interview in the short time since the project launched. I am so proud of what we have achieved together, the series tackles stigma head on, has vital conversations the world should be having and representing a community who are under represented in the mainstream media narrative.

We see this podcast as a little window into the lives of varies identifying artists within the queer community.

Episode 1 Guest - Paul Richmond


Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals around the globe. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over four hundred novel cover illustrations. 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 art. He lives with his husband Dennis and two whippets in Monterey, California. He works and teaches at Open Ground Studios in Seaside.


Paul’s paintings are an investigation of identity, vulnerability, and human nature. Reality and abstraction compete within the figurative foundation of each piece to make the subjects’ inner struggles more tangible. He often draws upon personal history to approach universal themes. The expressive application of pigment reduces the literalness of the depiction, engaging with an exploration of color, form, shape, and pattern as windows into the psyche. By deconstructing and rebuilding the figure, his paintings invite understandings that reach beyond the immediate surface and reveal the complexity of the individual.

Baby Paul Richmond

The Artwork

The Dollypop Guild - Paul Richmond

Noah's Gay Wedding Cruise - Paul Richmond

I Won't Tell if You Won't - Paul Richmond

Beach Bum - The Cheesecake Boy Collection - Paul Richmond

The Cheesecake Boy Collection - Paul Richmond

The Bear Tamer - The Cheesecake Boy Collection - Paul Richmond


First of all I would like to thank the wonderful Paul Richmond for sharing his stunning pieces and such an interesting interview!

Paul has also been generous enough to provide two original pieces [If i could reach the stars] & [Here And Now] which will feature in our upcoming exhibits!

A massive thank you to Toast [@qweentoast] on instagram, for collaborating and producing the wonderful intro track and music used in episode one.

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined us for the first ever podcast!

Massive appreciation for our first ever two Patreon supporters - Paul Winter & @damodami - Every penny we receive from this goes towards the running costs of TAOBQ and constantly improving the content!


Paul Richmond


The Art of Being Queer

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