Her colorful heart paintings & generous community art projects, to groups like Hospice of the Valley, American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen, Artists for Human Rights, Boulder City Hospital, Hearts in San Francisco Foundation, SF General Hospital, and Citizens Commission for Human Rights, serve as a lasting reminder that anything is possible.
Internationally known as the “The Heart Artist,” Arambula's most recent passion to inspire women around the globe to move beyond their boundaries of creativity has created a profound impact through her support of the Whole Planet Foundation.
"Last year I brought in a local artist, Debbie Arambula, who is as passionate about making a difference in the world as myself. She donated a portion of her proceeds from her art sales that day and also raffled off a piece of artwork to a Team Member. We brought her back again this year,” says Patrice Barriga, a Front End Team Member at the Whole Foods Stevens Creek.
A portion of the proceeds from the art sold at Whole Foods this year went to the Whole Planet Foundation to help women start a micro business as part of its Annual Prosperity Campaign.
"Where so many Galleries have closed their doors, I am fortunate that my Heart Art & Gallery is helping artists in third world countries start their own art business! Partnering with Cupertino Wholefoods "Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign! It's a legacy that transcends my lifetime with the potential to spill over into not only the lives of these women, but also their children and grandchildren."
In 2011, the Whole Planet Foundation raised $26,452,000 with an estimated 1,188,000 people supported - 91.8% of them women - in 50 different countries.
In addition to her work with the Whole Planet Foundation, Arambula noted that she works locally through her ARTsploration workshops and also with the Way to Happiness Foundation to help aspiring artists give birth to the artist within and to uplift society by showing others through their creativity they can not only bring happiness to themselves but also to those around them.
“My mission is to spread love. In order to do that, and inspire greatness in a struggling world, we must actively support the causes we believe in,” Arambula said. She went on to say that, “ ‘Having your Cake and Eating It Too’ is all about feeding your soul, giving a gift to you that inspires, while giving you a life-energy that allows you to continue to inspire others at the same time. The naked truth is, no matter what the cause or situation in our lives, we are the ones who find the solutions, the cures, and together, we fix the problem.”
For more information, contact: Steve or Debbie at (408) 370-7278. Debbie Marie Arabmula’s work is on display at the Heartworks Gallery, located at 428 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 or on their website at http://heartworksgallery.com/