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Yvose, Alta 28x36''
Yadeline, Christina ...
Hope Home 2
Nehemie, Daphcare, S...
Peter 2 36x36''
Peter 1 24x28''
Hope Home 1
My paintings represent a group of orphans and caregivers from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with whom I had the privilege of serving and spending time for two weeks last summer. While I was there, I was inspired to create paintings of the children which tell a part of their individual stories. The paintings will be up for silent auction on April 26th from 4-6pm with proceeds going directly to help fund a sustainable sewage system for the orphanage.
There are two sides to the orphanage and the children belong to one or the other: Rainbow of Love and Hope Home. The children in Rainbow of Love are orphans waiting for adoption. The children who are in Hope Home have disabilities and need extra care. I have distinguished the Rainbow of Love children’s portraits with a background of stripes and the Hope Home children with a single color gradient background. I used oil paint on canvas to capture the orphans’ faces with a bright and vibrant color palette of Haiti. While Port-au-Prince has many grey walls, there is a wonderful amount of color reflected in the life and people I encountered. I have done my best to portray the orphans in a good light, while remaining honest about the reality in which they live. I ultimately hope that this project will make a difference in the lives of those whom I have painted, and instill a spirit of love in those who view it.