Tiny Paintings That are Big on Giving!


First generation Canadian, Dale Dirks, whose father was born in South Dakota, is a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran and artist who turned is 81 this year. He has been painting since he was 4 years old with a passion for creating and for giving back to the community. When he was in the army, he helped start an arts organization.

Dale chose to spend his retirement years using his talents and time to create paintings in full scale and in miniature which he then sells to generate donations to worthy veterans organizations. He mostly applies acrylics on canvas but also uses pen and ink as well as pencil for his works.

While he enjoys themes which contain landscapes and seascapes, he also builds pastoral scenes featuring run down garages filled with rusted antique cars and snow capped cabins nestled in the woods.

His work has been seen across Canada, in Japan, Israel, England and other parts of the world and the sale of his work often benefits charities and organizations which give back to veterans. While Dale finds painting personally fulfilling, he hopes everyone who views his work enjoys them.

D. Thomas Miniatures is pleased to present a sale and auction of several of Mr. Dirk's work starting Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 7pm ET and ending Sunday April 11 at pm ET on eBay. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of each painting will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a great chance for art buyers and miniatures enthusiasts alike to own a hand-painted treasure while giving back to a great organization.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which started in 2003 and is dedicated to "]]honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001."

We're excited to participate in this event and to help Mr.Dirks achieve his goal of painting miniatures and giving back to the veteran community for which Mr. Dirks has been a part of!

Until Next Time: #LiveYourBestMiniLife

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