These homeless art portraits, painted by artist Brian Peterson, not only depict the local homeless of Santa Ana, California beautifully but do so in a way that helps bring real change to the community.
Part of the non-profit project 'Faces of Santa Ana,' these painted homeless art portraits skillfully depict homeless individuals in the area in an effort to share their personal stories. By doing so, those that society often chooses to ignore instead become the main focus of a viewer's attention.
Each individual portrait isn't signed by Peterson himself but rather by the individual subject who is being portrayed. The artist also does not collect any personal payment from his paintings and each sale's proceeds goes directly to the rehabilitation efforts of each individual subject instead.