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 and why donate all profits from their sales to a charitable organization (Aldea Maya) working in Lake Atitlan in the the Guatemalan highlands?
But…why NOT Guatemala? The work of Aldea Maya in Chuk Muk, a Mayan village up the volcanic slope from Santiago, has enabled children to extend their education. Before it supported students, only 2 children in the village went on beyond elementary school. Now that it organizes sponsorships, 85 children are currently in “basico” (junior high school) and some have presently gone on to high school. Why not give the students and their families 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.
Some of the paintings done by his students there are featured on a page of their own and sold to raise money for the students: Guatemala by T’s students.
Most of the paintings of Guatemala that Theo’s done himself are for sale, and all profits will go via Aldea Maya to student education in Chuk Muk. Availability and prices are noted under the images.
The four below are already sold, with all profits to the charity Aldea Maya.
Below: acrylic on cork, reinforced. Dimensions are in inches. Prices below each if you hover your cursor.
The paintings below are oil on canvas. All of them are 12×16 inches, $500.
See also the paintings by the students Theo taught as a volunteer in Guatemala: Guatemala by T’s students