Richard Heley is an artist, poet, songwriter, storywriter and 'live' performance painter. He exhibits his paintings and drawings regularly in the UK and paints as performance in night-clubs and arts events internationally, often inviting audience participation, an activity that has been particularly successful while working with children. His paintings are represented in collections around the world. Richard is the 1997/8 Farrago UK Poetry Slam Champion, has a growing reputation as a spoken word performer, telling whacky, funny, surreal stories with an entertaining mix of philosophical and wild stream of consciousness poetry. Richard has just released an album of songs "Perfect Mistakes" available at www.cdbaby.com He is an experienced "live" painting, art, craft and creative writing workshop leader and has painted more than 40 murals working interactively with children across the UK, USA, Australia. He is available for gigs (performing poetry, songs, stories) and interactive painting with children. Richard welcomes contacts from dealers, art collectors and art galleries who may be interested in promoting, exhibiting or marketing his work.