(1st Place – Painting)
School: Thunder Mountain High School
In this piece (both portraits), I lovingly mixed oil based paints on a thin unstretch canvas, using my arsenal of brushes and fingertips. This portrait was created as a donation to “The Memory Project,” a nonprofit organization that invites young artists to create portraits of children around the world. The subjects of the portraits have faced the unbelievable horrors of violence, disasters, extreme poverty, and neglect. To paint anyone face is an intimate and personal undertaking, hopefully this sharing of art will help the children to feel valued and important, and to know that people around the globe truly care about their wellbeing.