Blue smudges freckle his arm, and his fingers encircle a piece of pastel chalk. With calculated but graceful movements, Richard Wilson brushes the chalk against the paper.
He always wanted to be an artist, to follow in his father’s footsteps. When he was 8, the Robersonville native’s family moved to Conetoe, where his father enlisted his help with hand-painting town signs.
“I was inspired by him, what he did with the signs,” Wilson said.
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