Sophie's history included a decade of painting murals across the First Coast.
The BASCA, Inc project is a 20 ft wall mural collage, created for the non-profit BASCA, in Orange Park, FL. Basca (Building abilities for special needs children and adults) adds value and hope to the lives of mentally handicapped adults and their families through training, life skills and support.
Sophie was invited to create a mural for their new 30,000 s.f. facility. After eight years of being a special needs parent, their mission and impact resonated with her family.
She decided to turn it into a fundraiser and created a line art drawing of wildlife and popular images representing life in Florida. BASCA invited the community to sponsor the items, and once an item is sponsored, it was colored in, painted in by Sophie. The mural has been an exciting project to allow the community to participate in the beautifying of the new grounds. Supporters of BASCA from Clay County and across the First Coast were eager to help with the donations, knowing they had a hand in so many of the good things that Basca is doing for families! The project collected approx. $10K for this important charity and can be viewed inside the thrift store on Stowe St. across from the Orange Park Town Hall.