Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon is a company based on acknowledgement and gratitude. Tara Dixon is a painter from Brooklyn, NY who started a series of paintings in the Spring of 2010 with the words “thank you” inscribed into the final layer of wet paint. The colors she uses are vibrant jewel tones and the studies have an abstract landscape feel. Almost as if sky writing has taken place, the words “thank you” are etched into the top portion of the canvas. She sometimes uses collage elements such as shirting material and cloth calendar numbers along the horizon line. The paintings are meant to be reminders or mantras.
The product line consists of reproductions of the original 12” x 12” canvases, greeting cards, gratitude journals, t-shirts and jewelry.
In 2012, Tara started to give workshops to children on gratitude, exploring this notion through the arts. In 2013, The Gratitude House received it’s 501(c)(3) standing by becoming a fiscally sponsored project of United Charitable Programs – a registed public charity. For more information go to www.thegratitudehouse.org.
Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon was committed to give back from the get go. 5% of all profits went to The Flawless Foundation during it’s first year of business, 2011. The Flawless Foundation is an organization that supports children with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Tara Dixon served on the board of the Flawless Foundation for three years. For more information go to www.flawlessfoundation.org.