2015 Caregiving Art Show


2015 Caregiving Art Show


Click on each piece to view its full size. To learn more about our artists and vote for your favorite, scroll down. Your top choice wins $50.

About the Artists

Pegi Foulkrod: “Comfort,” “Florida Spring” and “Gone Fishing”
“I am caregiver for my husband for over a decade. The last few years it has become full time and with many crises. In my younger years art was my passion; I planned on doing fashion illustrating. Life happened and time past. Last year for Mother’s Day, my husband got me a wonderful artist easel desk, and turned the spare room into a studio for me. Since than I’ve been dabbling with watercolors, which are new to me. I can go to my studio and get lost for hours in my paintings. It gives me an wonderful break and I’m still in earshot if he needs.” Read more about Pegi’s story on her caregiving blog.

Jan: "Birthday," "Cat and Mouse" and "Crazy"
My caree--Mom--passed away in August, after 2 1/2 years of fighting dementia. Painting with watercolors on these small, personalized projects helped me to have joy and satisfaction when the caregiving process offered little. I'm expecting to keep painting now that I'm in this next phase of after-caregiving. Jan's piece, "Cat and Mouse," is for sale. To inquire about purchasing, send Jan an email. Read more about Jan's story on her caregiving blog.

Mar: "Gampa"
"I care for my husband of 37 years, who has a relatively rare disease causing degeneration of the frontal lobe of his brain. This photo was taken during a trip to assist our children and grandchildren in their move to a new city. As they stood looking at the truck being unloaded, my daughter captured the moment on her cell phone, and I subsequently edited it to black and white. This photo captures so much to me--our grandson's attachment to his "Gampa" and the completely unplanned beautiful moment of him taking the same posture without planning to. It will be framed in my home!" Read more about Mar's story on her caregiving blog.

Nicole: "Rottweiler" and "Selfie"
“I am 20 years old and chronically ill. I am currently working toward an online Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree majoring in Illustration with the hopes to do storyboard or concept art. I've displayed my art each year in our Caregiving Art Show since its debut in 2010." Nicole’s art is for sale; to inquire about purchasing her art, send an email to Nicole. Nicole's mom, Jane, blogs about their caregiving journey.