"This picture felt quiet to me, just like in the winter when you go outside at night and it's snowing and you feel like the only person in the world."
- Harry Shields
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.
Atkinson, New Hampshire
“I love making people smile, they usually do that when they see my art work.”
Having the challenge of autism makes it very difficult for Harry to keep up with conversations and the quick pace of everyday life. Learning a new skill can take longer, and often others lack the patience to give him an opportunity to succeed. This can be very frustrating and defeating, especially when he’s trying so hard. “I never give up, sometimes it’s hard, but that’s what I do.” Harry’s perseverance helps him overcome many of the challenges life presents. When Harry is creating art, he has a space to work on his own terms. Painting gives Harry a place to feel calm, relaxed and happy. “When I’m painting it’s just happening and I don’t have to think really hard or pay attention to anything.”
After seeing an artist paint in person, Harry was inspired to engage with his creative side through painting. After one session with a local artist, he continued his art education by enrolling in classes and has now been painting for over 8 years. Harry paints what makes him happy. Initially focusing on animal’s, he has evolved into painting subjects he’s connected too. “Usually I paint something that reminds me of a good memory.” Harry comments.
Through his participation in ArtLifting Harry hopes to earn income to live independently and to support his other passion, animal rights. Harry has earned his Veterinary Assistant Certificate and hopes to someday travel to Thailand to work with the elephants there. When thinking about ArtLifting Harry shares, “I like how ArtLifting will give me the chance to make so many people happy.”
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.