Friend ~ Life's Blessing
16" x 20" x 3/4" Oil on Canvas. Unframed.
All mankind is aware of the desperate plight of the many people in Ethiopia, but after my daughter returned from a mission trip to Ethiopia, and brought back photos and stories of the families, I was inspired to bring awareness to our communities about their program "Hope in Ethiopia." Their unique mission is to bring awareness to the very large problem of child-headed households, and provide shelter, food and education to those children without parents. The photos and stories about these families compelled me to try to bring to light small glimpses into their faith, introspection and grace. While painting each image, my intent was not just to paint a beautiful picture, but to try to capture the essence of these people. My hope is that by donating this series of paintings entitled "Hope in Ethiopia" to their mission, the proceeds from their sale will help bring awareness to their mission and raise funds to continue the program well into the future. For more information about "Hope in Ethiopia" go to: http://hopeinethiopia.org