Richard, one of 12 siblings, was born in Cpe Coast, Ghana in 1977. Growing up in such a large family has endowed him with an uncanny knack to get along with people from different walks of life with relative ease. In a curious way, it seems like some of the jigsaw of life are serendipitously coming together for Richard in recent years.
He bravely set out to study for a M.Sc. in International Relations in 2010 and graduated in 2012 after many years in accountancy.
Richard has been working with Concern Worldwide (an international Non-governmental organisation) since 2005. His ability to connect with people of all nationalities, ages and social class make him ideally suited for this work.
As it happens, Gerry’s sculpture also reflects his inspiration by different nationalities. This perfect role for Richard to become agent and editor for their book ‘Image and Likeness ‘(Vol.1) propel him in going ahead to established this company which vision is ‘To Identify, Promote and Honour The Difference In People’.
It is Richard’s hope that someday he will be able to use his inter-personal skills, his difference in life with his qualifications for the good of humanity and play part in resolving conflicts and establishing peace.
I know that he has the ability and the passion to make a success of whatever he tackles and will realise his dreams.
Gerry comes from Mullingar in the Republic of Ireland. He has spent most of his life abroad, notably twenty five years in Saudi Arabia, during which time he made five volunteer trips to Papua New Guinea which powerfully affected him spiritually. He travelled extensively during these years in Asia and to a lesser extent in Africa.
The time felt right before the turn of the century to change his life dramatically. He returned to London, where he had studied for a M.Sc. before setting off for Saudi in 1974.
He passionately felt that his vocation was art. It was not long before he discovered the resources of Kensington and Chelsea College, and especially the charming sculpture studio in Park Walk, Chelsea. He also painted intensely in the Kitchen/studio of his flat, before deciding to separate his activities into sculpting in London and painting in Ireland. His website: www.gerrywaldron.com comes highly recommended.
He uses clay (from the Ice age!) to express a variety of emotions on many different universal topics with great intensity.
Richard’s talents and difference in life have freed Gerry from day to day handling of business aspects of getting things done especially the book ‘Image and Likeness’ series published.