In January 2021 Paulick family members initiated a family tree effort. We found our grandparents had roots in Ukraine. They escaped to America to avoid a growing Russian occupation of Ukraine.
Having these roots and seeing the current Russian invasion of Ukraine inspired me to help Ukrainians. I decided to donate 100% of my gross 2022 art sales to CARE’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund. This commitment starts at the March 17-19, 2022 Out West Art Show – Montana Watercolor Society booth at the Heritage Inn. I will continue this donation effort for all 2022 art sales.
As I approach my ageing years, I’ve asked myself what have I given back to humanity for the gift of creating art that I was given? For the most part, I’ve lived a comfortable life. I have never suffered like so many in this world. Today there is a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine brought on by an authoritarian Russian leader.
My Ukrainian humanitarian effort is simply the RIGHT thing for me to help Ukrainians rebuild their lives.