If you’re walking around the city of Augusta, you might come across chalk art, a mural, or another public art piece painted by local artist, Richard Worth.
Worth relocated to Augusta in 1989, where he became involved with local businesses and civic groups. After being encouraged to step out of his comfort zone, he took the advice of a client and became a self-employed artist.
Worth is a strong believer in the healing power of art and over the years has donated countless projects and hours to bringing healing to Augusta University Health patients and their families through his art. From reading books to patients in the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to displaying his eye-catching art pieces around Augusta University Medical Center, Worth’s dedication to service through artistic expression continues to shine through.
When asked about his passion for service, Worth shared, “I believe in creating realistic art that is easily understood. I’m passionate about keeping art alive in communities. I choose to donate my time and talent to local charities and schools in the areas where my family and clients live.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Worth has stayed active in the community by designing and drawing sidewalk chalk art pieces. This activity has allowed him to remain socially distant while still accomplishing his goal of bringing art to our community.
Worth’s latest Healing Arts exhibit features acrylic paintings of southern landscapes that are currently on display in the Healing Arts Gallery space on the second floor of AU Medical Center. These art pieces are being displayed from now until the end of October. You can find more samples of Worth’s art by visiting his official Facebook page at Richard Worth Designs.
If you find Worth’s volunteer story inspiring or would like more information on how you can get involved in the AU Healing Arts volunteer program, go to augusta.edu/volunteer.