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 This painting was conceived as a result of a dream I had involving a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The morning after this dream its affects lingered with me and while reading my emails I got a note from my friend Joe. Joe happens to be a Marine who served in the war and works with vets suffering from PTSD. Trusting the synchronicities of life, I took this as a sign and asked Joe if he would like to collaborate together on a project. He got back to me right away and we immediately got to work. Joe developed the concept for the image and I developed the composition. After bouncing rough sketches back and forth to him and his wife Nancy, I proceeded with the painting. It was truly an honor to work with Joe on this message of compassion and healing.

 I have donated limited edition prints to the organization Joe works with,The WarriorConnection
to help raise funds for their programs for vets with PTSD.

 Thanks to all the men and women who have served this country, past and present. 

 My wish is for peace for all.

A print of this painting is on display at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC in the Community Living Center

Collaborate with an Artist

Do you have an idea, dream or an image in your mind from a powerful experience?

​We can venture together through the creative process to produce an image that speaks from your soul.


​The process will start with nourishing your idea, proceeded by moving into rough sketches and then finalizing it into a finished painting. 

I look forward to working together with you.

​Please contact me, Jim Stilwell for more info


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