My good friend and fellow artist, Matt LeBlanc asked me to help him round-up a group of active Twitter and Facebook artists for a unique video project. Now months later, the video has been produced as part of his successful art campaign to raise money for a charity he believes in, the fight against cancer.

Matt lost his sister to this heartless disease when she was only five. Sadly, he never got the chance to meet Madeleine, but years later, Matt is doing something to fight back. Matt named his nobel endeavor, “The Matt LeBlanc Art for Life Campaign.”

Last spring, Matt created an impressive 200 paintings in only 6 months with ALL the proceeds going to and was able to raise an impressive $38,000. So this year, Matt has gathered 25 visual artists in this inspirational video to promote cancer awareness. He has spent the last couple months putting together this video with 24 other artists from different part of the world. The idea is simple — each artist answers one question: “Why do you paint?”

“Painting is life.
We love to paint and we love life.
We are all artists and we are all for finding a cure for cancer.”

I am honored to be included in this beautiful 3 minute video:

You might enjoy reading a few of Matt’s popular articles:

Painting Abstracts: The Process Behind the Art

Is the Social Media Bandwagon Right For You?

…and please check out these posts:

The Art of Giving Back

Announcing the First #PowerArtists for Excellence in the Arts & Social Media (Matt is a #PowerArtist)

Why Artists Should use Youtube Video Marketing

10 Important Things Every Aspiring Artist Should Know: Part 1

10 Important Things Every Aspiring Artist Should Know: Part 2

PS. I would love to meet you on Facebook and Twitter!

Please visit Matt’s site for more information or if you would like to donate to his campaign:

Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.

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