The 3rd Annual Painting On Purpose (POP) painting is in process!

Her name is WONDER – she is a 24×24” original painting on canvas.

Here’s the GOOD PART: ALL of the money from the sale of WONDER ($995, when she’s complete) will go straight to BRIDGE THE GAP Of Clark County ~ a community outreach program enriching the lives of abused & neglected children in Clark County, WA State (my county!). Visit Bridge The Gap of Clark County’s website.

Painting On Purpose painting #3 in process by Katie m. Berggren

Painting On Purpose painting #3 in process by Katie m. Berggren

Painting On Purpose was started in 2015, and is a project inspired by my sweet Grandma Neva who turned 92 on the release of the first painting (2/6/2015), she’ll turn 94 when WONDER is released on February 6.

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 2015 this project allowed me to give $704 to the NW Mothers Milk Bank in Portland, Oregon. (see the delivery of the $ here)

In 2016, this project allowed me to give $455 to Food for Orphans.

See the 1st and 2nd POP paintings, and learn more here:

My grandma Neva 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 varied: 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 an 8 second 🙂 video I took of my grandma painting Plein Air for the first time, at 90.

Painting On Purpose, Katie m. Berggren

Let me know if you have ANY questions!
Thank you,
Sincerely, Katie

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