Painting On Purpose is a project inspired by my sweet Grandma Neva who turned 92 on the day the first POP painting was released: February 6, 2015.
My grandma has always lovingly and happily supported me being an artist. She thinks it is so fantastic that someone can make a living creating art. She is, of course, an artist herself, though she wouldn’t admit to it. Her medium is a variety of mediums: carved eggs, paintings, clay, acorn crafts… we spent hours around the table together, creating, when I was a child. This project and the ability to support others with my paintings, is in honor of my grandma. Here is a vid I took of my grandma painting Plein Air for the first time, at 90.
The PURPOSE for this project is to give ALL of the proceeds from the sale of an original painting to a charity that benefits mothers and/or children.
In 2016, this project allowed me to give $455 to Food for Orphans.
In 2017, this project allowed me to give $995 to Bridge The Gap of Clark County, supporting foster children.
In 2018, this project has allowed me to give $715 to Community Roots Collaborative, to help build homes for the homeless.
Please feel free to suggest charities for the upcoming years of POP (I plan to do this for as long as I possibly can… I see no reason to stop).
Painting On Purpose Paintings, so far:
Thank you so much,
Love & Sincerely, Katie