PORT CLYDE/NEW YORK  – Internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Prey’s iconic painting “Standing Together” was painted as Russia invaded Ukraine and she has produced a limited edition of digital prints for this holiday season. A portion of the proceeds from this and a selection of prints of recent paintings will benefit UNICEF’s effort to protect the children of Ukraine. UNICEF delivers aid to children and families whose lives and futures hang in the balance — there is urgent need for safe water, health care, education, nutrition and protection. Children are the least responsible for the war in Ukraine, but suffer most from its consequences. “I am excited to be able to support UNICEF’s work with children,” said Prey.

Prey’s innovative eye for the American landscape has placed her paintings in the private collections of U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, business titans, European royalty, and celebrities, as well as the prominent public collections of The National Gallery in Washington D.C., The Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kennedy Space Center and the permanent collection of The White House. For the past 14 years, Prey has served as the sole visual artist on the U.S. President-appointed National Council on the Arts.

Limited edition prints of her original artwork include “Standing Together,” “Osprey Nest” and “Social Distancing” — painted during quarantine of two classic wooden fishing dories at sea but connected by rope, a metaphor of this time. As the supply chain was disrupted, Prey had to reuse watercolor paper, the ghost outline of her previous drawing is seen on the overpainted painting — and “Fibonacci’s Workshop,” included in the permanent collection of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Visit barbaraprey.com.