Artist Linda Bourgault is painting a 36” x 48” painting for alley’s house, her first time to participate in the live auction at Incrementum. However, she has been supporting alley’s house when she attended her first Incrementum as a guest in 2010.
“The mission of alley’s house is as substantial as it is essential to empower teen mothers and their children to become independent by offering them guidance and services they need to continue their education, receive job training, and learn life skills,” Linda said. “Since I believe strongly about helping others to help themselves this is a perfect fit for being able to support such a meaningful program and give something back to the community.”
Last year she painted a 24” x 24” painting for the silent auction and was happy with the outcome.
“The buyer who wanted my painting was happy to take it home, alley’s house received their portion of the sale, and I received the other half,” Linda said. “Knowing I contributed to a program I believe in. It’s one of those wonderful experiences where everyone goes home smiling.”
People can expect a combination of natural realism and abstraction that she has been developing over the past couple of years. This year Linda is
focusing on symbols from the natural world for the subject of her painting. She is excited to see people’s response of her painting.
“It includes my love of the sea and my fascination with one of the incredible creatures you can find there,” Linda said.
“This is a unique painting because the subject matter isn’t in my usual range.”
Linda believes that the combination of the live and silent auction, the 50/50 price split between alley’s house and the
artist, as well as mixing established artists with emerging artists is what makes Incrementum stand apart from other art shows.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for established artists and emerging artists to participate in a worthy cause while gaining more exposure to
potential clients and collectors,” she said.
When it comes down to it, she encourages people to go to the art auction not just for the art, but to help make a difference the lives of teen mothers and their children.
“I believe by helping today we all benefit tomorrow,” Linda said. “The bonus is taking home a great piece of art that will last a lifetime or longer.”
Not to mention that you will have a great time meeting up with friends, meeting new friends, and enjoying food and drink while listening to some terrific music!
Don’t miss out on Incrementum III, 9th Annual Art Auction benefitting alley’s house on February 2, 2013 from 7pm – 11pm. Get your tickets here.