…it’s because I am wrapping up work on an important project!
My friend Sherry from my alma mater, Moore College of Art & Design, runs the (no name) Art Group, which raises money for good causes around the world, every year or so. This year, I am participating in the Memory Portrait project. Thirty-five artists are creating thirty-five portraits for orphaned children living in the El-Shadai Foster Home in Uganda, Africa. Sherry was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to find enough artists to sign up, but the spaces filled up quickly!
I am painting a portrait for a beautiful fourteen year old girl, Tabitha. I’ve had to practically drag myself away from the studio several times in the past week, because I’m enjoying working on this so much. I feel so honored and excited to be a part of it!
After the exhibition in Philadelphia, the portraits will be sent to the children, so that they can have a personal keepsake and memory of their childhood.
If you’d like to help out with fund-raising, or go to the exhibition in Philadelphia in September, where you can also buy art created by the children, check out the details about the home and the project here:
I’ll keep you posted, after I get the portrait posted! (I’m sending it a bit early, since it’s traveling from Melbourne to Philadelphia.)