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Painting for Life® was formed in 2004 by husband and wife team Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder, as a way to showcase their artwork and make it easily accessible to their fans through products and prints. Today, Cherish Flieder has branched out with her brand Something to Cherish®, as Benjamin continues to paint nostalgic and western themed images.

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What makes Benjamin's story truly unique is that he lives with an aggressive auto-immune disorder, which leads to pain, hospitalizations, and physical struggles. Benjamin's goal is to demonstrate that even with our setbacks and disabilities, that we can still contribute to this world. To find out more, read "Our Story".

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Last Day! Hat Shop Musicians

By paintingforlife | December 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

While life can be filled with its ups and downs, every once in a while some days are simply magical. Such was an early May morning in Boulder recently. Started the morning off with friends and colleagues, and concluded with a walk down Pearl Street Mall with my lovely wife. Being a fan of hats,…

Day Nine: Studio Cat

By paintingforlife | December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

I will not lie, my cat loves to be a part of the action, always within arm’s reach of where I am painting, designing or drawing. Sometimes, when looking for a way to warm up in the morning, I’ll grab my sketch book, as she lazies about, looking back up at me with curiosity. One…

Day Eight: Clear Creek Plein Air

By paintingforlife | December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Excited to report we have already sold two paintings during this 10 day sale! Our next piece was painted on location, on the Washington Street Bridge, looking at Clear Creek, in Golden, Colorado. Barely a stone’s throw away from this spot sits Coors Brewery. Day Eight’s offering is titled Clear Creek Plein Air, oil on…

Day Seven: St. Mary's Glacier

By paintingforlife | December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

“St. Mary’s Alice” oil on board. Framed as seen in picture. Size of art: 10″ x 16.” Size of framed art: approx. 13″ x 21″ Comes with a certificate of originality. Above Idaho Springs sits St. Mary’s Alice, formally St. Mary’s Glacier, where an ice field straddles between two mountain ridges. The bottom layer of…

Day Six, Like Counting Down to Christmas!

By paintingforlife | December 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Day six, and this is almost as exciting as counting down to Christmas! And speaking of Christmas, today’s piece is another Christmas themed piece. Titled “Mele Kalikimaka,” this is the result of what happens when you combine Christmas with Hawaii. This 20″ x 16″ painting will embolden any room with its presence, and get the…

"Iris of Hope" framed oil on canvas

By paintingforlife | December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you ready for day four? Here it is. This piece is titled “Iris of Hope.” Framed oil on canvas. Size of art: 16″ x 20″. Size of frame: approx. 18″ x 22″. Inspired after the devastating 2011 tornadoes of Joplin, Missouri. Irises symbolize hope, rebirth, growth, strength through trial.

Day Three: "Along the Road to Cape Cod, 2"

By paintingforlife | December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Along the Road to Cape Cod 2″ $99 for today only as a part of the 10 day, 10 paintings, cyber week special. Oil on board. Optional frame as seen in picture. Size of art: 11″ x 14.” Size of framed art: approx. 17″ x 21″ Comes with a certificate of originality. Being a Colorado…

"Lake George" Cyber Monday deal

By paintingforlife | November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Lake George” oil on canvas. Sold unframed. Size of art: 12″ x 9″. Just west of Lake George, Colorado is an open space area that is a strong demonstration on why Colorado scenery makes for some of the greatest landscape paintings. If you are looking for a landscape to paint, come visit any of the…

Special $99 Holiday Celebration

By paintingforlife | November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Starting on Cyber Monday, in order to clear room in our studio for all of the wonderful new art we will be creating next year, we will be having a special $99 sale on some of our original paintings. Each piece will only be $99 for the day it is featured only. Pay attention both…

The Music Box

By paintingforlife | August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Music Box 3D Chalk Art Piece, Denver Chalk Art Festival, 2014. This piece is a personal piece. The Denver Chalk Art Festival is a great place for me to have a chance to explore the creative boundaries of my art. While we are sponsored graciously by Sola Salons at this event, they have always…