Michael Bellotti went to prison at the age of 24 for drug charges, but he didn’t let his 12-year sentence go to waste.
Michael began painting. Although he had never taken an art class, he painted every chance he got, and all his practice showed amazing results.
While Michael was in prison, he received the news that his cousin had passed away from cancer. To honor him, Michael painted a portrait of his cousin and sent it to his family. For Michael’s aunt, the portrait was an unexpected source of healing, and it sparked an idea for helping other grieving families, too.