The PATRIOT ART FOUNDATION was started in 2019 as a means to honor and inspire veterans through art as well as to educate the public about patriotism and leadership. What began as a touring exhibition of paintings by Mary Whyte called WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America soon turned into an initiative dedicated to giving veterans themselves a means of self-expression and creativity. Through hands-on workshops and online classes the mission of the PAF is to better serve our veterans through art and to tell their stories.
Art is the means we are using to connect with, inspire, and show appreciation to our service men and women. WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America, is Mary Whyte’s series of military veterans reintegrating back into society and the workforce. Featuring portraits of current day veterans of all ages, in all walks of life and from every state, Whyte’s fifty large scale watercolors have captured the essence of what it means to be an American today.
The PATRIOT ART FOUNDATION and its supporters are comprised of veterans, military leaders, business leaders, educators and artists. Together we are creating a better world for our veterans and the public through initiatives in art, history, education, leadership and imagination.