It has been in my thoughts for a long time - "How can I find a way to give back?". There are so many causes out there that need help and in this financial climate, they are hurting for support. With July 8, 2017 being the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, and with him being such an inspiration to myself and so many other Canadian artists, I felt that this date was the time for me to take action. I created a painting that pays homage to Thomson.
With Canada celebrating it's 150th Birthday last year, I decided to make 150 prints. 20% of sales will go directly to support charity. Which charity, you ask?
My wife works at a place called The Glencoe Club. Every year they support a cause through "Project Angel". For quite a few years the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary have been the beneficiaries of their support.
In particular, a youth shelter called Avenue 15 has received a great deal of support and is a very worthy cause. As hard as it is to imagine, youth between the age of 12 and 17 sometimes experience homelessness. Avenue 15 will provide youth with temporary shelter and basic needs. They also have a thorough support system that can help reunite the youth with their family or can assist them in finding alternative living arrangements.
To see more about Project Angel, follow this link:
All prints are sold unframed but if you are interested in having yours framed, Gaby at Impact Framing (where I have all of my paintings framed - she is excellent!) has agreed to frame these prints at 40% off. You can contact her directly at 403-243-2000 if you like or I can help you.
Shipping is not included for framed prints.
Any sales that I make through my website until June 30 will support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.
This applies to both the limited edition prints as well as other original artwork.
If you do decide to support this project, I thank you!