Another recent example of Give Art Create Heart was for a much smaller artwork, called Succulent #1 which sold to an individual buyer who when she understood the purpose of Give Art Create Heart decided to pay almost double for the artwork, so she could pass on the giving to someone in her life who she wanted to help personally.
Here is the beautiful letter I later received;
Thank you for my beautiful Succulents paintings. I have watched them come to life from a elegant sketch to the finished piece and they will have a special place in my home. I couldn’t think of a nicer birthday gift to myself.
I was thrilled to learn that through your philosophy of giving art to create heart 20% of what we paid for the paintings would go to a charity of my choice. I hadn’t realised this at the time. Choosing my charity was simple. I chose the ‘Ehlers-Danlos Society’. A dear friend was diagnosed with this a few years ago. She has suffered. I had not heard of ‘EDS’ before this time.
Katie, I am so grateful for the opportunity to help in some small way by purchasing your beautiful paintings. I know that my friend and the ‘Ehlers-Danlos Society’ will be very grateful also. Thank you for doing what you do and for using your incredible gift of art to give to others. You are an inspiration. Nina x
(shared with permission)