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Art by Life Pieces

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Our Collective Art Process

Larry B. Quick, co-founder of Life Pieces To Masterpieces, created our signature style of art featuring multiple layers of canvas sewn together, colored and or textured with acrylic paints. The art form was inspired by his grandmother’s hobby of creating patchwork quilts to capture stories about her life. Larry began using this technique to bring together different pieces of his life experiences -- some very painful, personal ones and others that were happier memories. Learn More About Our Art Process

Turning Life Challenges Into Possibilities

Through the act of combining his innate creative abilities with his thoughts, words, and actions, Larry found he could rearrange his life experiences in a way that created a masterpiece. He shared his passion and his unique artistic style with the seven young men that were part of the first class of Life Pieces To Masterpieces.

Washington, DC’s Unique Art Form

This unique style of art, indigenous to DC, remains the center of our work 16 years later. Young African American males raised in some of the most challenging areas of the city are often denied the opportunity or lack the ability, to express and articulate their thoughts and dreams. LPTM’s collective art process offers an alternative that allows these young men to find their voice, speak their truth, and begin activating their life’s purpose. Visit our Art Gallery

Choose the option that works for you: 


Select art work from our existing inventory.  Each piece reflects a shared story and is created using LPTM's Human Development System, our character education curriculum.


Show your investment in the Greater Washington, DC community.  Exhibit high quality art work and support the mission of Life Pieces To Masterpieces.  Borrow existing art work for a year with the option to select new pieces each year!  Partnering businesses will be recognized on the website and will receive a full-color catalogue about LPTM's art.


Looking to turn a family portrait into a unique gift for a special occasion?  Want to purchase a piece similar to a masterpiece that's already been sold?  Contact us about commission options. 


Partake in an LPTM signature training and create a masterpiece with your group.  We conduct custom workshops for corporate retreats, community development, educator staff development, team building, and more.


To learn more about aquiring or exhibiting art, email or call (202) 399-7703.


Latest News

This month's featured masterpiece is titled "Masterpiece David" (2013). The artist says, "No matter what they say about me... read more
The Art by Life Pieces 2016 exhibit at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open to the public October 3 to  November 7, free... read more
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Donate Online Now, or learn more about how you can help us reach more African American boys and young men and give them a chance at a bright future.


Life Pieces To Masterpieces is proud to be selected as "One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."


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