Small Arts of Kindness

This project began in the Summer of 2023 as a way to continue making and sharing art while travelling around the United States. I sent painted postcards all over the world to friends, family, and others who requested them. Upon returning to Portland, I began also giving them out to friends and people who I met at coffee shops, events, and even on the street.

During my 2024 artshow at the Dragonfly Coffee House in NW Portland, I created a coffee table book/binder with slightly larger pieces for people to take.

I intend to continue this project into the future. It's so satisfying and fulfilling to make art and share it freely. There are now over hundred small pieces in the hands of people who were delighted to receive them. Some even passed them on to others.

I can no longer document every piece that I've given away on this website, but there is a selection below and I will continue to update.

Please send me a message if you want one.  tommattoxeducation@gmail.com
If you want to support this project, you can donate through Paypal.
In the US, you can also Venmo me at Tom-Mattox-Art. Thank you!

A selection of artwork given away durning my 2024 Art Show
at the Dragonfly Coffee House

July 2023-March 2024

From Richmond, Virginia
to Lake Placid, New York
July, 2023

From Ricmond, Virginia
to Palm Bay, Florida
July, 2023

From Richmond, Virgina
to Portland, Oregon
July, 2023

From Richmond, Virginia
to St. Paul, Minnesots
July, 2023

From Richmond, Virgina
to Portland, Oregon
July, 2023

From Minneapolis, Minnesota
to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
August, 2023

From Minneapolis, MN
to Dorchester, England
August, 2023

From Minneapolis, Minnesota
to Aurora, Californis
August 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Sussex, UK
August, 2023

From La Conner, Washington
to Berlin, Germany
August, 2023

From La Conner, Washington
to Vancouver, British Columbia
August, 2023

From Seattle, Washington
to La Conner, Washington
August, 2023

From Seattle, Washington
to La Conner, Washington
August, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Charlottesville, Va
August, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Bellingham, Massachusetts
August, 2023

From Portland, OR
to Quarteira, Portugal
September, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Aukland, New Zealand
September, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Totnes, United Kingdom
September, 2023

From Portland Oregon
to Frederiksvaerk, Denmark
September, 2023

From Portand, Oregon
to Poole, United Kingdom
September, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Kailua, Hawaii
October 2023

Given to a friend, Portland, Oregon
October 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to St. Paul, Minnesota
October, 2023

From Portland, OR
to Berlin, Germany
October 2023

Given to  a friend, Portland Oregon
October 2023

Given to friend, Portland, Oregon
October 2023

Left on bulletion board, Dragonfly Coffeehouse, Portland Oregon
October, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Richmond, VA
November 2023

From Portland, OR
to Bradenton FL
November, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Gloucestershire, England
November, 2023

From Portland Oregon
to Portland, Oregon
November, 2023

From Portland, Oregon
to St. Charles, Ontario, Canada
December,  2023

From Portland, Oregon
to Philadelphia, PA
January,  2024

From Portland, Oregon
to Oakland, CA
January, 2024

Hand delivered
Portland, Oregon
January, 2024

Given to friend/artist
Portland, Oregon
February, 2024

From Portland, Oregon
to Manchester, NH
February, 2024

From Portland, Oregon
to Stuart, Florida
March, 2024

From Portland, Oregon
to Limerick, Ireland
March 2024