Artist McKenzie Donates Environmentally Friendly Painting to benefit Grammy Foundation’s MusiCares


Artist McKenzie Eco-friendly Painter

Eco Artist McKenzie paints to benefit the Grammy Foundation's MusiCares

Award-winning Artist McKenzie donates Original Eco Art Painting to the 20th Anniversary Grammy Foundation’s MusiCares Silent Auction to take place on  January 29, 2010 in Los Angeles.  The painting entitled, “Sound Waves”  is appraised at $27,500.00 and will raise funds to benefit music people in critical need.  McKenzie’s eco-friendly, mixed-media painting of Neil Young, the MusiCares 2010 Person of the Year, marks the third year that the artist has participated in, and donated a work to the event.

Los Angeles, CA (January 20, 2010 —  Artist McKenzie, often referred to as the “Hollywood Charity Artist” has donated an original planet-friendly painting to the The Grammy Foundation MusiCares Awards ( MusiCares raises funds to provide critical assistance to music people in times of need.  Eco Artist McKenzie ( has created a  painting honoring the MusiCares Person of the Year for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction on January 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. Appraised at $27,500.00, Artist McKenzie’s mixed-media painting of music legend and honoree Neil Young ( is entirely eco-friendly. This is the third year that she has donated an original painting to benefit the Grammy Foundation.

“I am honored to donate a painting to the Foundation”, says the Artist.  “The charity has done so much good.  It is truly a blessing to those in need.”  McKenzie’s 40″ x 50″ painting also marks the 20th anniversary of her donation of paintings to charity. Her “Art Making a Difference” program has generated thousands of dollars for charities and causes close to her heart, including but not limited to KIDS, Nashville’s Children’s Theater, Genesis Awards, Red Cross, AmberWatch Foundation and HSUS. As with all of Artist McKenzie’s recent paintings, this commemorative work is created using her proprietary technique coined, “Inku Art”. She uses (VOC)-free paints and pigments composed of non-toxic , water-based organic compound materials. Her paintings meet and exceed LEED-requirements in five different categories. The painting itself is on recycled canvas with reclaimed wood stretcher bars and re-purposed hanging hardware.

Additionally, a luxury T-shirt, bearing the image of this painting using all earth-friendly inks will also be auctioned to benefit the Grammy Foundation. This shirt is the first apparel piece publically released from the new Eco Urban clothing company, Dirt L.A.  This new edgy clothing company incorporates the Eco-Friendly paintings of Artist McKenzie with the fabric from Eco textile manufacturer Eagle Fabrics.  The Hyper-green Inku art  ( on the apparel is created using 100% Eco inks and raises the bar in the fashion industry.    

About Artist McKenzie Artist McKenzie is the winner of the First Annual ARTV Fine Art Awards for “Best Mixed-Media Artist” in the world, which aired on Bravo Television. She is known as the “Hollywood Charity Artist” for her tireless efforts to raise awareness and funds for causes close to her heart using her Award-winning Art. Recently, she was diagnosed with a form of Lupus, thought by doctors to be triggered by environmental toxins from over 20+ years of painting; and the use of toxic chemicals in small, unventilated art studios and printing areas is thought, by her doctors, to have been the culprit. Artist McKenzie’s exhaustive efforts to pioneer a green, healthy, organic alternative to traditional art production has resulted in “Inku Art”. This is the first and only Hyper-Green Art method that meets LEED requirements and standards in five different categories and has contributed to LEED certification points. For more info:( .

About The Grammy Foundation/MusicCares Foundation MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. The MusiCares’ foundation’s services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more info: (

About Eagle Fabrics Eagle Fabrics, a division of SFO Impact, Inc., is a wholesale fabric company that prides itself in fulfilling the knitting, dyeing, finishing, and printing needs of the apparel manufacturer. Established in 1988, Eagle Fabrics has distinguished itself as a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. They are recognized for being up to date on the latest advances in the textile industry and constantly strive to maintain and improve their level of expertise. For more info: (


~ by Alex Martoni on January 21, 2010.

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