Spring Art Show for SAFEchild

We are excited to extend our Spring Art Show to feature art from four women physicians: Dr. Marie Ambroise Thigpen, a SAFEchild board member and medical director of Neonatology at UNC Rex Healthcare; Dr. Nirali Dubal, a local pediatrician at Healthpark Pediatrics; Dr. Alya Jawaid, a physician in Minnesota; and Dr. Connie Hinkle, a physician in Tennessee.

Three of the artists – Drs. Thigpen, Jawaid and Hinkle – are part of a Facebook group of women physicians who are also artists. Sharing their work with each other has been essential for building community in the last year of extended time at home.

All four artists are donating 100% of the proceeds from this art show’s sales to SAFEchild. Several of the pieces are framed; shipping for all of the art is free in the United States.

We hope you find an original piece of art from the gallery below for yourself or someone special.If you’d to purchase a piece, please simply fill out the donation form below.

Thank you for supporting SAFEchild and the children and families of Wake County through your purchase of this beautiful art!

Please feel free to contact us at hcook@safechildnc.org or 919-232-5697 with any questions.

Dr. Marie Ambroise Thigpen

I am a neonatal physician in Wake County. Originally from New York City, I’ve been in North Carolina since 2013. I’ve always loved art and learned to draw and paint from my father at a young age. Painting enables me to continue to develop my creative side, relax and connect with others. I paint with vibrant colors and hope that my art brings a smile to your face!

I am new to the SAFEchild board this year and am excited to help children in our community. Thank you for supporting SAFEchild through my art!

Breeze. 8x10 acrylic on canvas board. $100 unframed v2

8×10 acrylic on canvas unframed $100

Floral Joy. 8x10 oil on canvas board. $100 unframed v2

Floral joy
8×10 oil on canvas unframed $100

Bouquet of Happy. 8x10 acrylic on canvas panel, $100 unframed v2

Bouquet of happy
8×10 acrylic on canvas unframed $100

Burst of Sun. 6x8 acrylic on canvas board. $55 unframed v2

Burst of sun
6×8 acrylic on canvas unframed $55

Sunset beach. 8x10 acrylic on Canvas panel. $100 unframed v2

Sunset beach
8×10 acrylic on canvas framed $100

Geranium mania. 8x8 acrylic on canvas panel. $75 unframed v2

Geranium mania

Dr. Alya Jawaid


10×7.5, mixed ink, graphite and pastel on watercolor paper unframed $200

_Title_ Prescient Ink on paper 7.8x5.8” Cost_ $50 by Dr Alya Jawaid. unframed.

7.8×5.8, ink on paper $50

Title_ Manto by the Window Medium_ watercolor on paper Dimensions_ 13.5x10 Price_ $100 by Dr Alya Jawaid

Manto by the Window
13.5×10 watercolor on paper unframed $100

Title_ Queen B Medium_ mixed Media, pastel and watercolor on paper Dimensions_ 9x14” unframed Price $100 by Dr Alya Jawaid

Queen B
9×14 mixed media, pastel and watercolor on paper unframed $100

Title_ Sunset By the Road Medium_ Watercolor on paper Dimensions_ 11x7” Price_ $50 by Dr Alya Jawaid

Sunset by the Road
11×7, watercolor on paper unframed $50

Dr. Connie Hinkle

I have always been interested in art. My parents bought me my first how-to-draw book in elementary school and I have not stopped making art in some capacity since. My artwork took a short hiatus during the busy schedule of medical school and residency. Now my husband and I, along with a large dog named Leo, are settled in the mountains of Tennessee, practicing medicine and finding new ways to continue practicing my first passion creating art.

Untitled. 8x10 unframed $100 by Dr Connie Hinkle

8×10 unframed $100

Dr. Nirali Dubal

I am a pediatrician working in the Triangle for the past 18 years. The expanded time at home last year enabled me to slow down and start painting again. Painting helps me manage my stress better and connect to my creative side.

This past Thanksgiving, I was reflecting on my blessings and it occurred to me that I could sell my paintings and donate the money to a worthy cause! That is when Paintwithpurpose was born. Where to donate proceeds from sales? SAFEchild came to my mind first. The amazing things this organization accomplishes through various programs that fight to protect children aligns with my passion to help children. I have so far donated more than $2,000 to SAFEchild from sales of my art.

Find more of my art for charity on my Facebook and Instagram pages!

Trust the process

Trust the process
12×16, mixed media on canvas $250


5×5 mixed media; framed $75


5×5 mixed media; framed $75

Spring smiles

Spring smiles
5×5 mixed media; framed $75


16×20 canvas $400

Rumi wisdom #1 and #2

Rumi wisdom 1 and 2
each 8×8 mixed media; framed 12×12 $150

Dreams come true

Dreams come true
framed size 6×6 $100

Mist in the meadow

Mist in the meadow
9×12, mixed media, framed $100

Castle Mystery

Castle mystery
9×12; framed 10×13 $100

Love is your language

Love is your language
5×5 (pre-framed), mixed media, framed $75

Baby bunny

Baby bunny
8×8; framed 10×10 $75

Best Friends

Best friends
9×12, framed $75

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