Name: ART50 – Forces Unite
Artist: Mik Richardson
Forces Unite honours the perhaps un-noticed work of Military personnel as key workers during the pandemic. They have provided key work in many forms and this design honours the men and women of the Royal Army, Navy and Air Force for their part.
Mik Richardson is a Norfolk-based artist who has run his own art business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, privately, in the community and in schools, he has also been involved in many of the public art trails across the country. He has, to date, painted 80 Wild in Art sculptures (and an additional 29 for other trails) which have raised over £300,000 for the charities involved. He also works with communities and has helped them produce over 100 smaller sculptures for the trails as well as various other projects.
He recently illustrated his 1st children’s story book based around one of the Wild in Art sculptures he designed and painted. Specialising with the airbrush, he also runs graffiti, spray art t-shirt parties and workshops.
Artist website: miks-media.co.uk