I feel very strongly that my art should be for a purpose. That it should do something good for others. That it should elevate lives.
Of course, art is a business and my livelihood, but I must give back through my art for it to be complete.
Personally, I became a parent at a time in my life when I was not living the best version of myself. I struggled with being a good parent, but regardless, children have always been special to me. I love their innocence, curiosity, energy, and ability to just go for it without overthinking things. Children have the gift to make play an art form - something I seek to do for the rest of my life.
I wish to use my art to create, and/or financially support foundations and ministries helping children:
- Abused/Refused/Trafficked - "A.R.T. Children of the World" - (HEARTWERX MFFA Foundation)
- Children in poverty.
- Children facing grave medical circumstances.
- Disadvantaged children.
- Children seeking faith in God.
I hope to reach 1,000,000 children with my art. Currently, I am supporting organizations that serve children as my primary focus along with other causes I support. I am honored to walk alongside these groups and expand my giving as my art business grows. I currently donate 10% of my art sales to organizations such as these and more. So when you purchase my art you are helping more than me, the artist. You are supporting our communities future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
SUPPORT FOR THOSE SERVING US
In addition to supporting children's causes, I am also honored to contribute to organizations that help our service professionals from the armed forces, law enforcement, emergency medical, and first responders. I will continue to use my art for fundraising and other works that support these fearless people who protect us.
The Battle Within was founded by over 100 veterans, first responders, community leaders, and supporters who believe that every warrior deserves the same opportunity to heal from the traumas they have endured in their service to others. The Battle Within helps people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD)