Why Guatemala?  Many regions of the world combine the magnetic beauty of Guatemala and extreme poverty in parts of their population.  Why highlight an area of Guatemala in paintings?

But…why NOT Guatemala?  The work of Aldea Maya in Chuk Muk, a Mayan village up the volcanic slope from Santiago on Lake Atitlan, has enabled children to extend their education.  Before it supported students, only 2 children in the village went on beyond elementary school.  Aldea Maya started the middle school in the village in 2012 and has helped hundreds of students to continue past elementary school with either its mini sponsorship program or its full sponsorship program. As of 2022, they also had 22 students in university, 11 students having completed a university program, and 2 having completed a trade school program. 

Why not give the students and their families, in this way, a hope for a better life in the future?  Theo’s experience as a volunteer, teaching art in the school and getting to know the students, has confirmed his commitment to those Mayan kids. A portion of the charitable donations raised by this website goes to Aldea Maya.

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market. 11×14. watercolour. $400

GUATEMALAN PORTRAITS

The following portraits, based on faces that captivated Theo while he was in Guatemala, are all priced at $500.  Most are 12×16 inches (30×40 centimetres).  All are in oils, some on canvas and some on canvas board.  



Theo’s wife Eileen will not allow him to sell the painting above, which she calls “my laughing lady”. She keeps the painting beside her favourite chair. (Theo has not yet caught them talking together.) A giclée print could be available by arrangement if you contact Theo.

OTHER GUATEMALAN PAINTINGS

Below:  acrylic on cork, reinforced. Dimensions are in inches. Prices below each if you hover your cursor.

PAINTINGS ALREADY SOLD

The paintings below are already sold, with all profits to the charity Aldea Maya.

guat market women 500
Market in Santiago, acrylic, 23 x 29. 
The original is not for sale but a gliclée print($400) could be arranged.

See also the paintings by the students Theo taught as a volunteer in Guatemala: Guatemala by T’s students

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