Alice Simpson Painted by Maria Oil on Canvas, 30”x40” $800

Alice Simpson Painted by Maria
Oil on Canvas, 30”x40”
$800

alice simpson

“I can do anything by faith knowing that there is a high power before me” - Alice Simpson

Alice Simpson grew up having a fantastic childhood. She grew up with both her parents that gave her everything that was necessary. She comes from a family of six, but when they all sprouted they left her behind with her mother who she is grateful for. Growing up, Alice wanted to be a comedian.  I think she succeeded (from what I saw in her video), but she said she was actually scared of going out there and doing what she wanted to be. So Alice always kept in mind what her mentor Mr. Floyd had once told her, that she can go anywhere she wants to go and she could succeed in life as long as she had a plan and saved her money.  Alice followed that plan until she got into a car accident that left her broke.  It also stopped her from visiting her family. Alice ended up losing her residency which was one of the saddest moments of her life. Alice hopes to bring back the charity for what was given to her.  After all, Alice is a really joyful, funny person as well as a strong woman. She has ‘a lot of faith in Jehovah God and his son Jesus’ who helped her be the woman she is.

 

Maria,16

Dreams of being a culinary artist
Important influence: My parents
Grateful for: Life & opportunities

When I heard about this opportunity, I right away wanted to be a part of it. I've always wanted to be able to help the homeless, but never had the idea of how to. I was really happy that if I joined I was going to help a homeless person as well as experience painting a person.  I never thought I'd have that great opportunity, but it happened. I learned that every homeless person has their own story and even though their story might not have a positive outcome, they manage to be the happiest people which matters the most. Using colorful pastels to paint the homeless brings out the happiness they show. I chose blue and purple pastels in my painting to bring out Alice's joyful spirit and a white lavender background. Alice has unique characteristics in her and I wanted to bring that out in the painting.