Artist McKenzie releases 2nd charity painting in Music Series. “Godfather” an original mixed media painting depicts the late music legend, James Brown.
Hollywood, Ca—April 4, 2007--

Celebrity artist McKenzie, releases her painting of James Brown, entitled “Godfather”. McKenzie, known as a charity friendly artist, has recently begun a fundraising campaign to raise $1 Million dollars for charitable causes. “Art making a difference is our motto”, says the artist, “Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for causes that we believe in.”

McKenzie’s art has already raised tens of thousands of dollars for humanitarian and green causes such as GlobalGreen.org, SaveDarfur.org, etc. “We seek to honor the memory of James Brown by dedicating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this painting to The Grammy Foundation”, says Manager Steven Rice “as well as the profits from the prints.”

Soul singer James Brown was paid tribute to at the last Grammy Award Ceremony. Christina Aguilera remembered the late Godfather of Soul with a singing performance. It was followed by tap-dancing with black-and-white footage of Brown dancing on a video screen above. Brown's sparkling robe was then brought out and gently hung on the microphone stand. It had been customary for the legendary singer from Beech Island, South Carolina to be taken off stage shielded and cloaked in such a robe. Brown won three Grammy awards, only one in his heyday in 1965 for ``Papa's Brand New Bag.''

“We are excited to release this newest painting to the public. The response has been over-whelming. We are offering limited edition Giclees on canvas and we almost sold out during the pre-order! It just tells you about the level of love the public has for James Brown and McKenzie’s art. James Brown will be missed,” says Vivian Smith the Gallery Manager.

McKenzie’s newest painting, “Godfather” will be auctioned for charity. Limited edition giclees on canvas and Endura prints will be available from the official website: McKenzie Art Studio www.mckenzieartstudio.com/JAMES_BROWN

Musician/Celebrity Support For The Grammy Foundation:

Some of the many artists supporting the foundation include: Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Ellen DeGeneres, the Dixie Chicks, Herbie Hancock, Tom Hanks, Terrance Howard, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Keith Urban, Kanye West, and Stevie Wonder.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions at The McKenzie Gallery 888-368-5213