A Kid You Should Know: My portrait of Greta Thunberg

My portrait of Greta Thunberg for #KidLit4Climate

My portrait of Greta Thunberg for #KidLit4Climate

I am an artist who paints children and now I am a proud participant in the @KidLit4Climate Art Campaign to show our support for Greta Thunberg and all children walking alongside her. We stand with you.

Greta is a 16-year old girl from Sweden. She was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her relentless commitment to raise awareness for and fight against global warming. She is a new hero for me to show my daughters what it looks like to speak out and fight for change, even if you’re still a kid and even if it's for a cause as big as climate change.

And speaking of speaking out, I’ve also learned that Greta was diagnosed with Selective Mutism, so my family’s support for Greta is particularly personal. We understand what she needed to overcome to reach this level of global awareness.

The #KidLit4Climate campaign was started by illustrator, Emma Reynolds. She writes, "The aim of the #kidlit4climate campaign is to amplify their message. We are the grown ups now, and hopefully we can get other grown ups to listen."

Greta, I was proud to paint your portrait.
#kidsyoushouldknow.