Mik Richardson

Sponsor: 1. Almary Green 2. Brandbank 3. Norfolk County FA 4. Break 5. Victory Housing Trust
Sculpture Name: 1. Juno 2. Freddy "Radio Go Go" Gorila 3. Gladstone 4. Nelson 5. Gonzo

Mik was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the seaside town of Whitby. At 16 he joined the Royal Air Force as an engineer. He always loved art (especially Sci-fi and fantasy) and while serving in Germany in the early 80s, he came across some stunning fantasy works by an artist called Chris Achellios, and was hooked.

During his time in the RAF, as well as designing artwork for squadron t-shirts, prints and for detachments, Mik was able to create nose art for the fighter jets and large murals on walls and hangar doors at military bases across the globe.

When he left the RAF in 2006, he was asked by an old acquaintance to create an 18ft mural at his school. This was to be the first of many mural commissions which followed and Mik was employed by Creative Arts East as a graffiti tutor.

Since then, he has completed over 300 murals and held countless graffiti workshops working for various schools, youth groups and companies such as NR5 Future project, Creative Arts East, BBC, North Norfolk Council, Connexions, Norfolk Police, Break charity and many others.

Mik has been involved in some great public art events including: BBC Countryfile; the Olympic Torch Relay; Tour of Britain; Wild In Art’s Go Elephants, Go Safari Northampton and Pride of Northampton projects; the North Walsham Hippo Trail; The Big Draw; BBC Blast; the Royal Norfolk Show; the Out There Festival; Hunstanton Lifestyles Festival. He is delighted to be taking part in Break charity and Wild in Art’s Go Go Gorillas 2013.

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