Designed Conviction a Social Enterprise

A contest featuring  Art  by Incarcerated individuals

Original Prison Artwork

Over 60 original artworks  submitted by Incarcerated Individuals across the United States

2020 Winner: Brittany Wiest from Tennesse.

William Malicoat

William Malicoat

I am an artist who isn't afraid to take chances on your visions, ideas or creative thoughts, and apply it to a canvas. Every piece created is original, crafted with highly pigmented acrylic paint on canvas. My goal is to afford a quality painting keeping a subtle...

Todd Leatherland

Todd Leatherland

Although as an artist, I have limitations; what I do possess is desire and seduction. Also, I am a student with a thirst for knowledge; so I always design and create from techniques like Leonardo tought. My strong point is the concept created by bringing visions and...

Christopher Flathers

Christopher Flathers

My name is Christopher Flathers and I am currently incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections. I have recently just started teaching myself to how to draw and tattoo I am thinking I’m pretty good lol. It’s a good outlet that I am now delving into that can...

Ricky Derderian

Ricky Derderian

Art is my life and life is Art to me. Being incarcerated has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I have changed my whole life around, and I want to find new people and friends and support and be of service and be the solution. I realized that I didn’t...

Rashaud  Washington

Rashaud  Washington

First of I want to say God bless to all & the Designed Conviction company. I am a 27-year young but old man. I’ve recently been exploring my drawing talent. I have various of different skill when It comes to shading, lettering, portraits, landscape, architecture,...

Rodger Demetrius Conant

Rodger Demetrius Conant

Hello, My name is Rodger. I’m a sociable and outgoing but shy person. Most people say that I’m funny and have a kind heart. My friends tell me I’m a very selfless humble person who would help anyone. I like to learn new things, go on adventures, take risks, and do...

Clayton McCormick

Clayton McCormick

First of all, my name. I'm Clayton McCormick, most people call me Lemon. I am 36 years old and incarcerated in Iowa. I am entering this art contest with hopes of networking and expanding myself, plus I have been slacking when it comes to practicing my trade, Anything...

Jay Dossey

Jay Dossey

Hello everyone, who is reading this. Our prisons need more avenues like Designed Conviction in order to let us thrive even while behind bars. I actually feel like I am part of something good when writing this down. Myself, like many, try to find ways to stay connected...

Lindsay Haugen

Lindsay Haugen

When certain lines are crossed, we tend to become defined - and even define ourselves - by the worst decisions of our lives. During the first years of my incarceration, I felt as though the crime I had committed was tattooed in red across my forehead; everyone knew...

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

What's up, my name is Jonathan Adams. I was born January 15th, 1982. My whole life I have been into the Arts. Art, music, or architecture it doesn't matter. All of them have given me chance to escape and share my emotions. My mood and feelings at the time I working...

Ryan Hanson

Ryan Hanson

Ryan Hanson began drawing award-winning artworks at the age of 10 - progressing into portraiture & multimedia fine art at 13. The story of his wrongful conviction in 1998 has the power to keep the true innocence from getting "caught up" unwillingly in the hands of...

Cheryl Sutton

Cheryl Sutton

I’m Razor AKA Cheryl Sutton, I am a  multi-versatile spazmarticly creative supernaturally morbid over the top skin, Walls to paper I can do it all. I love every part of art, Art is not only in my mind but runs through my veins. It is my passion! Art has always...

Lawrence Perdue

Lawrence Perdue

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and a thousand words can paint a picture. I say that it merely gives you a glimpse at the amazing spirit that lays deeper within its context. A place where a person is judged not by their biggest mistake in life but by the...

Salvador Molina

Salvador Molina

Hello My name is Salvador Molina Rivera; I am a Puerto Rican 47 years old and enjoy drawing everything I got my heart and mind. I am serving 23 to life.  My way of expressing myself through artwork is the only way I feel connected with the future. I also love to...

Dean Rey Salinas

Dean Rey Salinas

“I am not a bad person, I’ve made so many bad choices in life, addiction. I’ve hurt many people in my life, and now at 51 years old I’m doing a life sentence, 20-75. I have no way to give something back to someone I have hurt in my past. Apologies are not enough, art...

Paul Thorsteinson

Paul Thorsteinson

My name is Paul Thorsteinson. I started as a street artist, but over the years I have come to specialize in wooden architecture and acrylic painting. While they are two of my favorite loves, I have a passion for all styles and mediums: writing, poetry, watercolor,...

Garrick Hastings

Garrick Hastings

12.16.2019 My name is GARRICK HASTINGS, I am 33 years young from Houston Texas. My favorite art medium is mixed medium. Watercolor washes with oil pastels layered on top then acrylic paint splatters and messages, names, and statements. My favorite genre is pretty...

Adam Baumann

Adam Baumann

I want to thank all of you for your support of Designed Conviction. Our vast prison population in the USA greatly needs organizations like this one to aid us in correcting our mindsets, and the promotion of self-expression through our art is one of the best ways to do...

J Eren Manuel

J Eren Manuel

Hello There! My birth name is Jennifer, but I prefer Eren and will eventually change my name to that. So please just call me Eren :). I am 28 years old, Asian-American, born and raised in Wisconsin. I am actually a bit shy in displaying my artwork, but I also believe...

Nicholas Romo

Nicholas Romo

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. My name is Nick.I’m 31 years old, Hispanic, and have been incarcerated for the past five years.Luckily for me, the idea of drawing has always had me fascinated. So as an individual, the thoughts of learning and...

Micah Matthews

Micah Matthews

I understand we never met before, so at this moment I’m a stranger. All I ask is to become a friend in your life and to protect you from boredom. You may be asking yourself, could he really be a friend, could I, should I, give him a chance in my life, or will he hurt...

Brittany Wiest

Brittany Wiest

Hello. My name is Brittany Marie Wiest, born May 31st of 1993, mother of 3 and sister of 6. Since I can remember I loved all things art, whether it be words of poetry and song, or lines that work together to form our innermost feelings. I hope that I can offer you a...

Jessie Milo

Jessie Milo

I first met art when in early mornings, I would go with my Mom to the methadone clinic and she would buy Low Rider Art and Teen Angel Magazines and doodle flowers on a heroin pill. At age 10 or so my father had just come home from prison, my cousin Anthony had got me...

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Jessie Milo, California

Thank you for including me in your publication when you do. It makes me feel good to be part of something positive. I am still learning to find my voice and ppl like you are helping and to do that and you also help me to feel connected to the outside world and less alone