Art is a gift for both its creator and its viewers. When I (Sophia) make something for a particular person, it brings me joy to think about their reaction upon receiving it. It is also heart-warming when someone gifts you with one of their creations, knowing that they might have had you in mind as they spent their time and effort crafting it. If you have the opportunity, it can be a rewarding experience to put forth your talents for the benefit of another person or organization, especially if it’s for a worthy cause.
Jamie P. Wiens is an Alma Painter who is inspired by Bob Ross and Claude Monet.
Throughout the isolation, he has been creating oil paintings and helping with local communities and programs.
Jamie was inspired to make the piece, “Wounded Warrior” (depicted above) for the Wounded Warriors program to help raise money for veterans and first responders. He has a personal connection to the program, as Jamie’s father served his country for thirty-four years. He dedicates this painting to the many soldiers who gave their lives so that he could “have the freedom to be strong and free and…[have] the opportunity to paint.”
He also credits Bob Ross as the inspiration for many of his works.