Enter your story of hearing loss for a chance to be portrayed by me!
Each month I will be randomly selecting a story to inspire one of my paintings or sculptural artwork. Maybe yours will be next.
Some ideas for your story:
When and how did hearing loss enter your life?
Do you have a touching moment around hearing loss?
Perhaps you’ve struggled, or made a fool of yourself?
Maybe something really funny happened or you learned a really big lesson about who you are.
Did the experience of dealing with hearing loss change you in any way or transformed you?
Or maybe this story is about someone really close to you such as your child or someone you’re in a relationship with.
No matter what, we all have stories and those stories can help others who identify with them. Your story can do that too! By sharing it with others, YOU could help someone and I could help YOU by honoring your story and bringing it into my art.
** Remember, I cannot guarantee your story will be portrayed, so if you want to hire me to make an unique painting for you (or someone you love), you can request one here instead: Commissions
Not necessarily. The photo will be used as reference so I can see what the people in your story look like, the hair color, eyes, the hearing devices you use (if any) and any other detail that may be relevant to my painting. I make no promises to likelihood of anyone portrayed in these paintings. The final painting may look very different from the picture you send or very similar. Because these artworks are made to create awareness, I chose to have the right to respectfully express my work as I intend to. If you have a specific request for the art piece, you may want to consider requesting a commission instead.
It can be anything, really. As long as it’s related to hearing loss and you (or your child). My art is based on sharing each person’s uniqueness. I’m looking for stories that are honoring of who you are but at the same time, they can be relatable to others in some way. How did hearing loss enter your life or your child’s life? Do you have some event in your life that you think was significant to your story? By sharing it with me, I will be learning something special about you and it will help guide my ideas and imagination towards the pieces I will create.
You will be notified once the final artwork is ready and you will have 3 days to decide if you want to purchase it at a discounted rate and pay. There’s no obligation to purchase it! Once you make a decision, the final work and your story will be posted on my website, shops and social media handles. If you chose to purchase the original, the piece will be mailed to you after payment is made. If you decide not to purchase it, the original artwork will be available for anyone to purchase it at full price, including you and I won’t be able to guarantee the piece will be available for you if you change your mind after the three day period is expired.
I will have Professional Prints available on materials such as canvas, metal, acrylic and more on my Professional Online Art Atore for you or anyone who is interested. I will also have it on products such as mugs, bags, t-shirts, etc on my Merchandise Shop. If you have any special requests, you may contact me at any time and I will do my best to accommodate.
Because I will be randomly selecting each story once a month, I can’t give you a timeline, but you will be contacted once you are selected with a more specific idea of when you should expect your artwork to be published.
If I have already portrayed your story, you will not be selected. If you have submitted your story in the past, you will stay on the list unless you ask to be removed by emailing me at email@example.com. If haven’t been portrayed but submitted in the past and now you want to submit a different story, go ahead and re-submit. If your story is selected, I will be contacting you to clarify which story you want to share with the world.
Since I only get to select one story per month to paint, submitting a story here gives you no guarantee of it being portrayed. But if you do get selected, that means that you will have a chance to purchase the piece at a special discounted rate. A Commission, on the other hand, works more like a collaboration between you and me. We would be talking about the story, we would share ideas and I would show you my initial sketch before executing the painting. You would also get a chance to ask for touch ups at the end. You would be paying for my time and for the final size/material of your choice and I would be doing everything in my power to make sure you are receiving a painting of your dreams! With a Commission, I would also accept special requests such as painting on acrylics or sculptures instead. To learn more about commissions, click here.