Painting for Paws - A Charity Initiative

Post date: Jul 14, 2016 4:55:39 PM

"From the Shadows"

© 2016 Tammy Kaufman

12" x 16" soft pastel on Richeson Premium

Want to bring the beauty of nature into your home with original hand-painted artwork? Want to help animals in need? With my Painting for Paws charity initiative, now you can do both in one easy step!

Among my greatest joys as an artist are discovering that a painting of mine speaks to someone's heart, and being able to help animals in need by doing what I love which is painting. So with that in mind, I'd like to encourage anyone interested to make a donation to one of the animal charities on my list below and as a thank-you gift for your donation, I'll give you one of my landscape paintings absolutely free (except for the cost of mailing if applicable). Much of my artwork is available as part of this Painting for Paws program and the works may be seen on my website at

The donation amount is totally up to you, and you may select from any of my listed charities. There is no minimum donation requirement, and every penny will go to the charity. The gift paintings will generally be unframed, and since money will be sent directly to the charity and not to me, I would also request proof of donation just to ensure the charities are getting something.

And what do I get out of this, you ask? My reward is that I get to paint purely from my heart, with the satisfaction of knowing my artwork is being adopted into happy new homes while also doing some good in this all too often difficult world. So if this sounds like something that may interest you, please contact me at and together let's do something wonderful.

My charity choices currently include the following, but others may also be added:

Natural Resources Defense Council


Environmental Defense Fund

350 Dot Org Environmental

SPCA of Wake County

Sierra Club

Franklin County Humane Society of North Carolina

Beyond Fences (Formerly Coalition to Unchain Dogs)

NC CLAWS Inc. Wildlife Rescue and Rehab

Best Friends Animal Society

Born Free USA

Soi Dog Foundation

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation

Noahs Angels Rescue