The paintings below are done by the children of a village called Chukumuk, near Santiago on Lake Atitlan. Aged 14 to 16 years old, these children are the survivors of a devastating landslide in 2005. Because of the efforts of the charity Aldea Maya they are able to attend to school.
In April 2015, Theo joined their school as a volunteer and ran a series of special art classes. The paintings are all done with acrylic paints on reinforced cork, using a process Theo developed, and based on native birds, flowers and butterflies of Guatemala, or local markets. They are sold here to raise funds to help the kids stay in school. Every bit helps! The square paintings (12×12) are $50, and the narrower ones (6×12, half the size of the square ones) are $35.