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Love Account

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Brian Peterson

Today, I want to share with you a project called Faces of Santa Ana (FOSA) by artist and car designer Brian Peterson. Showing sensitive, emotive portraits of the less fortunate, the project helps to humanize the many homeless people Peterson has encountered in his home of Santa Ana, California. The young artist was drawn to these people in part because he and his mother really struggled when he was growing up, and he realized that they could easily have been in the same difficult position.

“Something inside me was telling me to reach out to them.”

Peterson interacts with his subjects on a deep, personal level before painting them. He gets to know them, talks to them about their story and what’s important to them, and even has them sign the finished artwork. He then puts the money he raises from the sale of the art into a “love account,” which he uses to help get those homeless people off the streets. Recently, Peterson transformed the project into a charitable organization. You can see more about the project in the short documentary below.

Peterson shows remarkable patience and understanding with these people. It does my heart good to see him being so kind to this oft-forgotten population. I’m really grateful that there are still people like this in the world.

Please follow and support FOSA on the project’s website, and on Instagram and Facebook.

All images property of Brian Peterson.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Love Account

  1. I used to go downtown once a year and take photos, print them and give them to the homeless person. The look on their face was priceless. God bless him for doing this. A little love and kindness, people, please….. Great post, Donna.

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  2. Wonderful project, thanks for posting.

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  3. His thoughtfulness and kindness towards bringing a change to these people is commendable and heart-warming… May he prosper furthermore ❤

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  4. What a beautiful person. He is a living angel.
    Alison

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  5. I do know about this and think it is wonderful. Then…we have those two who stole all of the go-fund money from someone who they had started it for. Takes all kind of people for this world to go around but some of them we could do without.

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