Despite Growing Up In Poverty, This Jamaican Is Changing Lives and Inspiring Others

Despite Growing Up In Poverty, This Jamaican Is Changing Lives and Inspiring Others 1

Jamaican artist Sean Wallace life is filled with ups and downs but he considers himself blessed.

He grew up in Silent Hill, Jamaica.  One of 13 children, he was raised in a loving family where God came first.

His past experiences have helped to shape his current journey and in 2013, he helped found and currently runs the Glory Outreach Program – a Jamaican mission program serving the children and families of rural Jamaica – which his art helps support.

The Glory Outreach Program was created in response to prayer for the people of Silent Hill, Jamaica. Silent Hill is a small, rural community in the bush country of central Jamaica. Life in this mountainous, inland area of the island is harsh.

Few people have running water, many families often do not have enough food to eat, and medical and dental care is often non-existent. Education is highly valued but the lack of money necessary for public education prohibits many families from sending their children to school.

Despite poverty and lack of opportunity, he was blessed with God given talents.  A gifted musician and artist, he has put those talents to good use. Sean began drawing and painting as a young man in Jamaica.

He drew, sketched and painted in pencil, pen, markers, pastels and watercolors on any materials he could find.  After arriving in the States, he honed his originality and in 2013 created a unique artistry using old barbed wire.

Despite no formal art training, he has used this medium to convey artistic beauty in works that are original, unique, thought provoking and inspirational.

“I want my art to be created through the eyes of God. It’s been through His wisdom and guidance that my talents are being developed” 

He offers his work, both featured and commissioned, through his business, Windows of Opportunity, at the Fox’s Den in downtown, Cadiz, Kentucky as well as via Facebook, Amazon and Etsy.

His art has been purchased and shipped all over the world.

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Jamaican artist changes life, inspires others with barbed wire sculptures

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