Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Profile: Miriam Mas

Miriam Mas
canineswithacause.org

Miriam's painting "Lab Puppy By Master's Shoes" can be found on page 24 of our 2009 Paws For Charity Art Book.

Miriam Mas is an Ottawa artist and also the founder of Canines With a Cause. She became involved in the Paws for Charity art book project when she heard about it as she knows how important it is for the community to be actively involved in supporting one another.

Miriam became inspired by the strength of cancer survivors and the vulnerability of those who must fight it and may feel that 'hope' is sliding away. By participating in this project she hopes that others will also get inspired in making a difference by putting their talents to work for the benefit of those who may need help.

Through Canines With A Cause, Miriam is deeply involved in training assistance dogs for people with disabilities. The painting submitted by Miriam, titled 'Lab Puppy by Master's Shoes' was painted with oil on canvas and the original was donated to another non-profit group for a fundraiser to help adolescents at risk in 1993. She is happy that even now, this little painting continues to help others in some way.

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