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John Paul Thornton
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Missing Children: A Gathering by johnpaulthornton, visual art

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`johnpaulthornton is a traditional artist who despite being part of our community for a relatively short period of time, has made a massive impact on people's lives. His gallery is an emotional journey, filled with portraits of missing children . Many of these hauntingly beautiful paintings have been exhibited across the United States in an effort to raise awareness and hopefully reunite families. You may have read about John Paul's work in the incredible story of a missing girl who was returned 18 yrs later to her parents which received international media attention. `johnpaulthornton always takes time to participate positively, providing excellent critique and inspirational journals, all of which go hand in hand at securing the Deviousness Award for October 2009. Congratulations John Paul!
Awarded Oct 2009
Painting with Knives creates sensations of flesh and soul.
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A little girl I knew was abducted. I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.) I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland. One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait
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Question 1:  "What was the Artist trying to say?" Question 2:  "Was the Artist successful in saying it?" Question 3: "Was it worth it?" The Third Question is the one which burns.
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God bless you sir for the work that you've done with regard to bringing attention to the plight of missing children in the United States.

Indeed, you are an inspiration to others.

Best wishes,

v-242

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Much gratitude for your kind words.
-John Paul
You're welcome.

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Happy birthday!