“Hi, my name is Ariana Lee Levesque. I am 9 years old. I enjoy doing paintings and collages for The National Marine Life Center. I also take guitar lessons and horse back riding too! The reason I’m doing this is to raise money for stranded, lost or hurt sea animals. I love sea animals and don’t want them to get hurt. I’d also like to mention my VoVo [Grandmother] Donna Bernardo. She taught me how to paint and stencil. I’ve been painting and stenciling since I was 2. I hope you like my work. I hope some of you will help out too.”
Editor’s Note: The above note was written by the artist. Ariana’s unique Sea Me slate tiles are available for sale in NMLC’s Marine Animal Discovery Center & Gift Shop.