This little boy paints stunning pet portraits and then ‘sells’ them for donations to shelter animals
A 9-year-old from the small city of Arzamas in Russia, Pavel Abramov, is not just a gifted artist but also a compassionate human being. He creates amazing pet portraits, each one a masterpiece in itself, and then asks his customers to donate pet food and supplies to local animal shelters in Nizhny Novgorod in return.
Pavel Abramov was first inspired to launch his labor of love after his pet dog passed away more than a year and a half ago. As a means of honoring his late companion, he picked up a paintbrush and started accepting online commissions for pet portraits.
Pavel and his mother, Ekaterina Bolshakova, collect the donations through their project “Good Paintbrush”. Since many of the youngster’s works are published on the duo’s social media page “What is a Little Volunteer Capable of?”, Pavel has received commissions from as far away as Spain, Germany, and the US.