When award-winning portrait artist and KPMS art teacher Chris Bronstad saw the devastation following Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, he thought of a way he could help. Bronstad, who has family living in Houston, said, “I am passionate about helping since I can’t be there in person.”
Bronstad offered to do portrait drawings, which he typically sells for $400 to $1,000 at a reduced rate for school staff with a minimum donation to raise money for the Houston Independent School District Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief or OneAmericaAppeal.org for ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Teresa Smith, lifelong Key Peninsula resident and KPMS staffer, asked Bronstad to draw a portrait of her three children. This portrait of Brynn is the first—the remaining two will be added in separate sessions for a composite portrait of all three.