“The history of human existence and civilizations is intertwined with forests and trees. Forests are crucial for the goods and services they provide, which people all over the world depend on. Strategies to enhance the contributions of the world’s forests to social development, livelihoods and poverty eradication are vital at a time when unsustainable practices and economic crises continue to threaten healthy forests and the people who depend upon them.” (U.N., I.Y.F.).
This is an update of our Paintmap Forum Project "Painting Forests for the People", presented as a contribution to the activities in the framework of the United Nations "International Year of Forests" (www.un.org/forests).
Paintmap contains many paintings about forests and tress and we would like to create a gallery to collect your paintings about different kinds of forests (deciduous or evergreen, tropical or dry forests, etc) as well as those trees that have some special meaning (aesthetic, natural or emotional value) for you the painter.
Why don't you spend a few minutes sending your "green" paintings to the "Art and Nature" Paintmap Forum?
Our Technical Team has made the process even easier than before for those of you who have your paintings previously loaded in Paintmap:
1. Enter Paintmap and go to “Your paintings”
2. Go to your selected painting and click on "Send to the forum"
3. Select the forum “Art and Nature projects”
At this moment our goal is simply to develop the Gallery with some basic "rooms" or categories. Depending on the success of the initiative we would make new proposals about the organization of the Gallery as well as how to proceed to send the project results to the United Nations Forum on Forests before the end of the IYF.
Thank you in advance for your interest and participation!
Note: you can visit the seeds of the gallery at: