Hello sports, art, and sports art lovers! This is the first of many blog entries. On my blog, you’ll be able to read about pieces I’m working on, upcoming news, and all other types of fun!
I recently finished a piece for San Francisco 49ers Safety Dashon Goldson. Dashon contacted me about doing a piece for his charity, The Highest Point Foundation. “The Highest Point Foundation was created in 2009 by Dashon Goldson to provide motivational outlets for youth through sports programs such as camps and clinics – to take them off the streets and onto the field, making more productive use of their time and physical abilities.” Taken from the charity’s website. He will be signing the painting which will then be put up for auction at one of his events.
The painting is an 18×24 inch oil painting on canvas. It was a an absolute pleasure to not only do a painting for a great local athlete, but the fact that the proceeds will benefit a charity makes the work even more worthwhile. His charity started in Southern California (where he is from) and now includes work in San Francisco. It’s exciting that I get to assist The Highest Point Foundation’s efforts to help the kids in at-risk neighborhoods have an outlet.
Another extremely exciting moment through this process was how happy Dashon was when I presented him an image of the near-final product. He posted the picture on Instagram which is a photo-sharing website. He shared it with his followers, and the photo of the painting was well received. Over 400 people “liked” the photo, I received many complimentary comments, and he gave me a shout-out for doing the painting. I can’t quite put into words the joy I get when a client tells me how much they enjoy and love a painting I do for them. I believe the happiness of a client is the ultimate reward for any artist, whether it is music, poetry, painting, etc… Any time we artists can make people happy with our work, we’ve accomplished a great goal.
For more information on the Highest Point Foundation, visit http://www.dashongoldson.com/the-highest-point/
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