Fundraising Help in a Very Customized Way
Each of us are given talents by God. I believe it is His divine intention for us to use these gifts to help others. Over the years it has been very gratifying to me to be able to support wonderful organizations through my work. However, most people are unaware how costly donating can be for an artist. Countless unpaid research and painting hours are needed to create a painting as well as out of pocket expenses for supplies and possible shipping are incurred. Artists are only able to deduct the cost of the supplies of their donated artwork on their taxes, NOT the price in which it brings, further costing the artist at tax time. Therefore, due to the volume of organizations that ask for donations, it is not financially feasible for me to donate 100%. That would not allow me to support my family and continue my mission to help others through my work. I do however give 50% of whatever the painting brings to the cause/organization. Either an organization can choose from some of my current pieces I have available, or I can create a new piece that may better target the auction bidders. Please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] if you have additional questions.