June 1, 2023

Tim Gagnon is an Artist, Author, and Speaker. For nearly 20 years, he has showcased his art in churches, conferences, schools, and stadiums across the country. He began his art career as a Graphic Specialist in the United States Air Force. In 2008 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, GA, and a Master’s in Fine Art (Painting) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA in May of 2015. An Adjunct Professor at Gulf Coast State College, he founded the Gagnon Atelier, an Art Advocacy ministry in 2019. After meeting Mary Whyte at the Portrait Society of America’s annual conference, he agreed to serve on the Board of Directors and teach Drawing classes for the Patriot Art Foundation.

Positive Impact of Art“Thank you for what you are doing. Learning how to paint has given me my life back.” - Zach H., Veteran

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In 2019, Mary Whyte’s groundbreaking traveling exhibition of 50 watercolors called We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America opened to the public in Charleston, South Carolina. In the first six weeks alone over 22,000 people viewed the collection. The response, especially from veterans, confirmed Whyte’s belief in art’s extraordinary power to communicate and connect. And so, what began as fifty portraits turned into a national mission giving veterans a means of finding whole health through art and self expression.

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