Esperanza Art Studio provides an opportunity for our adult participants to express themselves. In our positive, welcoming space, our Art Program promotes inclusion and also fosters communication, exploration, self-expression, self-purpose, and independent decision-making through art.

We are honored to feature the work of our Black Artists who use their creative talents and gifts to share their art with the world.

Jonathan Fortier attends Esperanza’s Virtual Day Program and lives at home with his family. Jonathan loves art and likes to work from source material from books when drawing his favorite animals and people. Jonathan loves to create and requests to attend art class multiple times per week because he enjoys making new artwork.

“Fish Frog Bird” is created with colored pencil on paper in 2020, this unique piece will brighten up any room! The 11 x 8.5 artwork featured here is for sale for $100.

Tabitha Erwin is another inspiring artist at Esperanza who loves to paint; Tabitha lives in Esperanza’s residential homes, and her participation in the Art Program has supported her in becoming more outgoing and confident. Tabitha’s favorite subject to paint is nature because she enjoys being outdoors.

“Flower Garden” is created with acrylic on stretched canvas in 2020, this colorful artwork will bring the great outdoors inside your home! The 20 x 16 artwork on canvas featured here is for sale for $100.

These works show our similarities and shared humanity. We hope to connect with our audience through these inspiring artists and their artwork.

If you are interested in purchasing the art, please reach out to Esperanza’s Art Facilitator, Stephanie McNeal directly at Follow our Art Program on social media for updates about our artists and our upcoming 2021 Gala, where additional artists will be featured: @art_esperanza!