Meet the Auckland man who went from living on the streets to selling art in London

A man who once called the streets of Auckland home is now a successful artist holding exhibitions around the world and selling work in London.

Richard Turipa started doing art class at the city mission, and discovered a hidden talent. Source: Seven Sharp

Five years ago, Richard Turipa was living on the streets when he started taking art classes at the Auckland City Mission - and discovered he had a talent.

Now, he's been part of an exhibition that's travelled to Berlin and New York - and has an apartment to call home.

To find out more about how Mr Turipa turned his life around, click on the video above.