Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
“When I make art, it is an expression of what I’m going through. It helps me focus on good things in my life. It is never too late to try again.”
Born in Chicago and raised in Patterson, Arkansas, artist Sheila Smith is excited to be a part of the ArtLifting community. Sheila lives with anxiety but has found respite in art, using painting to keep her mind focused on creative ideas rather than give in to worry. Creating art also enables Sheila to process and effectively communicate her thoughts and feelings. Her vibrant abstract designs express deep, personal sentiments without words.
Beyond cultivating positivity in her own life, Sheila hopes that her paintings will uplift others by inspiring “love, joy, comfort, and happiness.” In particular, she wants to serve as a source of hope and inspiration for others living with mental illness.
“I want to brighten people’s lives. I want to give people hope and encouragement so that they can find the courage to keep moving forward with their lives—no matter the struggles they live with.”
Creating art has inspired an emotional transformation within Sheila by helping her recognize her own value and inner beauty. She explains, “There is great potential inside. God showed me this through art.” Sheila has a positive outlook on her life and faith, and she feels optimistic for her career. Sheila is very grateful to those who support her work.
“As an artist, I’m very honored and blessed to have people hang my artwork in their home.”
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 5-7 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
ArtLifting's empowers homeless and disabled individuals through the celebration and sale of their artwork. Learn more here.