Juan Bonilla uses art as therapy to help him communicate. He shares, “When someone looks at a painting of mine, I hope for them to see life unfolding, movement, energy, color, shapes, and form. My art speaks to people in a way I could never compose in speech.”
Juan is looking forward to selling his artwork through ArtLifting so that people who purchase it can incorporate it into their own life stories. Reflecting on his past, Juan shares, “I like including mistakes because it is a reminder that life can’t always be perfect. It teaches you to look beyond the top layer and discover true merit underneath the layers and mistakes."
Juan creates his artworks at Hospitality House, a shelter, drop-in center, employment program, and community arts studio located in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.
ArtLifting empowers artists impacted by homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Learn more here.