- Pavel Abramov from Russia exchanges pet portraits he painted for pet food and supplies he would then donate to the local animal shelter.
- Good Paintbrush project, run by the boy and his mother, collects donations to help out more shelter animals.
- You can visit Pavel’s VT or his Instagram page if you want to find out more about his work.
This 9-year-old boy from Russia uses his artistry to help underserved animal shelters.
Pavel Abramov lost his pet dog, more than a year and a half ago. Since then, he decided to honor his dog by putting in labor to help other animals who are in need. He picked up his paintbrush and started accepting online commissions for painting portraits of their pets.
What the boy asks in return are pet food donations and other supplies for the local animal shelter in Nizhny Novgorod. The boy volunteers at the only animal shelter in Arzamas city that holds about 100 animals at a time, many of which have benefited from contributions made by the boy, the youngest volunteer at the facility.
The mission to help these shelter animals is partly sustained by donations from other people. Since then, Pavel and his mother, Ekaterina Bolshakova, started the Good Paintbrush project.
The artwork of the boy has caught the attention of more than those from his community, but from all over the world, having then posted on the social media page What is a Little Volunteer Capable of?”, managed by him and his mother. The artist has received commissions from as far away as Spain, Germany, and the US.
Pavel has painted hundreds of pet portraits by the second year of his mission to help animals in the local animal shelter. The Good Paintbrush project was entirely voluntary when it started. Today, the boy and his mother move to improve their international commission process in their pursuit to help more and more shelter animals.
You can visit Pavel’s VT or his Instagram page if you want to find out more about his work.
Source: Good News Network