" A SENTIMENTAL VERSE IS LIKE A SONG, FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SING."
~ Richard Lawrence Belford ~
Writer / Photographer
Richard illustrates his writing with photography and had his inspirational illustrations first published
in the May 2007 issue of England's Max Publishing's Progressive Greetings Magazine.
He also had his parables "A Mother's Work Is Never Done" and "God Only Knows"
published by Mountain Wings; " The world's largest inspirational email "
with over one million subscribers in a hundred and twenty-five countries.
Richard has always hoped to have his work offered on open edition prints, wall plaques, bookmarks
and sympathy cards, similar to the very successful way in which the Footprints poem has been.
In fact, his inspirational writings are now being featured on new product line of wall plaques by Reed Photo Imaging.
They will also be available at over 6000 gift shops throughout the Western United States
His artwork not only appeared in August 2011 issue of the United Kingdom's highest circulation business magazine
for publishers, suppliers, buyers & retailers of greetings cards, Lema Publishing's Greetings Today Magazine.
But, it also references a letter he received from Prince William, along with his poem "A Mother's Work Is Never Done"
and includes Richard's insights on inspirational writing throughout the issue's feature article on verse, sentiment & sympathy.
For additional information about The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and "A Mother's Work Is Never Done".
Please visit this website's Press Release and Testimonials Pages.
and believes that his parables/inspirational illustrations can provide fresh choices to funeral stationery & memorial products,
choices that cast a much more hopeful, encouraging and celebratory light, not on a person's death, but on their life.
He would not only like his artwork to serve the bereavement market through their inclusion in registry books,
acknowledgment cards & service folders, but also on cremation urns & memorial plaques.
His writing has been published in the September 2010, January 2011, July 2011 and June 2012 issues
of Mulberry Publication's Funeral Service Times. The United Kingdom's largest circulation funeral magazine
and his inspirational illustrations "If Not For You" and "Remember When" have both been published
in Funerals Today Magazine, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard has also had his parables and inspirational illustrations published in a number of journals, magazines & periodicals,
whose names can be found on this website's Publishing Credits Page and he invites you to view
a selection of his writings on the Parables Page or his inspirational illustrations on it's Gallery Page.