Paddy Meade


(posted on 21 Sep 2020)

Many artists have moments, days, periods of self doubt, emotions during key process part’s of a painting,  or just need a little boost. I needed such a boost so took a risk and submitted a piece to  "Heartwork" a collaboration of the Vancouver Foundation and the East Side Culture Crawl. These are two wonderful organizations making a big difference to community.

The Vancouver Foundation works throughout BC "to harness the gifts of ideas, money, time and energy to build a lasting legacy: healthy, vibrant, liveable communities".

The East Side Culture Crawl’s vision: transforming community through visual arts.

I was thrilled to learn today that my painting "In My Heart" was chosen as the winner and selected painting.  I had submitted this painting in recognition and support for those further challenged in these times by isolation and discrimination due to mental health issues.

I am honoured to have my painting selected. A wonderful recognition I will use as a boost to paint on. More importantly the collaboration will honour me with a donation of $50,000 made in my name to the Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund. So honoured the community and individuals are the winners.

So yup, “then this happened”


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