I painted these two to be donated to very young cancer patients in New Orleans. It must be so scary for them, and heartbreaking for their parents. Painted with love and hope for healing and strength.
Angels 500 is a non-profit project that is gaining momentum. Our goal is to donate 500 paintings to 500 cancer patients (many are children) in New Orleans. This third one is named Carly, in memory and honor of my sister. I hope the recipient loves her, and gains strength from her!
Artists from all over the country are generously donating paintings for those who need healing and hope. If you are interested in this project, please find them on Facebook (search #Angels500), or email me.
8" x 10", oil on linen
This is my second angel painting for the Angels 500 project, to be donated to a cancer patient in New Orleans. As this is Martin Luther King Day, I used his image as a very loose reference for this piece. Although it's not intended to be a portrait of Dr. King, it's still pays tribute to a great leader who left us too soon. I'm offering this one with much love and hope for healing.
If you are interested in this project, please search #Angels500 on Facebook.
8" x 8" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.
My friend Frank Giovingo started Angels500 in New Orleans recently. He paints original pieces and donates them to children and adults who were battling cancer. His dream evolved into an arts community project. He recruited me and a few others, and it really began to take shape, as we recruited more artists. He eventually wants to create a foundation, and serve others cities besides New Orleans. That is the power of love and the power of art!!!
If you would like to participate, I promise you won't regret it! I've donated paintings to causes in the past, but this is so much more personal, because the painting itself will affect the individual recipient directly. And I have to admit, it's affected me as well! Please search for #Angels500 on Facebook, or email me fore details.
Rhea Groepper Pettit
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