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Andy Rooney once said, "
Too often my best times are when I get lost
before I get to where I’m going".
With that in mind I've wandered and painted,
learning some Buddhist precepts along the
to "imagine that every person in the world is
enlightened but you. They are all your
teachers, each doing just the right things to
help you learn patience, wisdom, and
not to speak unless it improves on silence.
that silence is sometimes the best answer.
RICHARD WEINSTEIN fled to
New York's East Village over 20 years ago.
In that time, he's graduated from School of Visual Arts, continued his
pursuit of academic studies at the Art Students League of New York,
and won a grant which was put towards recurring travels throughout
Southeast Asia and India. Since then, he's found himself on an almost
monastic path as a painter of portraits, genre scenes, private and
public murals, and has even been known to squeeze in a few editorial
illustration and storyboard jobs-- somehow!
Most recently, Richard spent 2 months in Dehradun, India as a visiting
art teacher for the prestigious Doon School. As a muralist, he's
designed, coordinated, and conducted educational workshops for
adults and teens working on large-scale, collaborative projects. His
clients have included NY Cares, the YMCA, CITYarts and Disney
("Celebrating the Heroes of Our City", LES NYC, a post 9-11 tribute
mural), and also PriceWaterhouseCoopers' "Helping Hands" corporate
volunteer group (on the restoration of Warren Easton High School
in"Katrina"-aftermath New Orleans).
When not actually painting, Richard can be found............