Richard Hight is a nationally recognized artist and speaker who uses the fine arts to help his audiences create strategies for change by turning good ideas into great results. He is on a mission to help youth see the possibility in their potential and create new opportunities.
Addressing thousands every year, Richard's Art of Inspiration influences his audiences to use their imagination to discover their originality and celebrate their differences. As a masterful storyteller with a down to earth, Oklahoma warmth and humorous style, he always connects with his audiences.
Richard’s presentation begins with the dramatic and exciting creation of a stunning illustration on an eight-foot canvas (each camp can suggest what image will best serve their youth - historical figures, patriotic images, camp mascots, etc.). Campers and staff are WOW’ed by the combination of powerful illustration, spoken word and music that transpires in a matter of moments. The artwork Richard creates then provides the foundation for his keynote presentation and discussion. At the end of the program, your camp keeps the impressive creation to display and act as a reminder of the positive, empowering messages your campers learned. He can customize a portion of your event to include Character Building or reinforce the theme of your summer camp.
Richard’s work has graced museums, corporate and private collections, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television networks, professional and collegiate sporting events and fair and festivals. His work has also been published in books and magazines. With many accomplishments to his name, Richard is most proud of being the father of two sometimes well behaved kids. He is committed to delivering an age appropriate, relevant message to each and every audience.
One thing is certain, whether before a crowd of ten or tens of thousands, Richard holds the audience spellbound as he engages in the ART OF INSPIRATION.
This year, Richard is being recognized by the National Speaker's Association for his amazing talents in presenting and inspiring audiences all over the country. He will be receiving the Certified Speaking Professionals Award. It is a huge honor for him.
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR family visit days, and educational conferences, workshops, retreats. Your camp keeps Richard Hight's creation after the presentation. *Please thoroughly read the datasheet! Camps are required to provide the materials necessary to build the canvas. These items include: 2 flat black sheets, 4 pieces of lumber and a can of hairspray.