Who is Soledad?
Soledad is my pseudonym. A couple of decades ago when I was kid, I heard a song titled “Soledad” on the radio – Something about the word inspired me, and I started signing my then written poems and drawings with it. That word soon started becoming my imaginary identity and then over the years kind of took over who I was (we both evolved into each other, Soledad and I).
Fast forward 20 years later, you would think a childish muse would have faded away, but it hasn’t. Solitude or Soledad was and remains my pen name and something I can relate more to than my own name!
What is Project SACI?
Project SACI was a dream that started developing roots in my brain right about the same time the word Soledad came into my life. Being an animal lover from a very young age, I saw suffering of animals around me in my country. The condition hasn’t improved much decades later, and finally SACI has taken a physical form. Please read more about our mission on the website:
THE ROAD SO FAR...
Over the years I’ve put up my art in several event to raise money for different charities. I am also affiliated with Art of Compassion Project, and with them have had my art sold for aid of several animal welfare charities in different events such as Vegfest, Vegan Fairs across UK, International Animal Welfare Conference etc. Check out the website:
Animal Aid Fair for SACI
My most recent event was Animal Aid Fair of 2019, in which I raised significant funding for South Asian Compassion Initiative.
Animal Aid Fayre for Mayhew
One of my most favourite events of the year! Animal Aid Fair by Animal Aid takes place every December before Christmas. In 2018 I raised money fo Mayhew
Mayhew The Great Rescue Gamble
A select number of dog paintings were displayed in aid of charity.
Vegstock for Mayhew
At Piano Works London, this was a great fun vegan event. Paintings sold on the event benefited Mayhew
Muddy Dog Challenge
Took part in Muddy Dog Challenge of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in Cardiff that year too!
Hampstead Heath Art Fair
Painting a scene from Hampstead – one of my most favourite events to have taken part in. It was displayed in the heart of Heath.
Mayhew Open Day
In 2018, I was working for Mayhew as well, so most of the event I took part in that year, proceeds went to the charity. Open day took place at the charity’s premises.
Pintar Rapido in aid of Battersea
Started using my art of fundraising back in 2017 when I took part in the July’s Pintar Rapido – The proceeds from the painting went to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Painting was displayed at Old Chelsea Town Hall.