is a talented artist whose beautifully colored drawings of landscapes,
flowers and birds are all the more remarkable considering that his past
fourteen years on death row have been spent in an environment of
depression and despair.
Yet, in spite of the debilitating effects of living on death row, Michael’s religious faith has given him the needed strength to continue expressing himself through his art.
Michael Fullwood was convicted in 1985 of murdering the mother of his daughter, Michelle Leanne Fullwood, when Michelle was just an infant. Michael is acutely aware that because of his actions Michelle has grown up without either a mother or father. Michael wants to make restitution for his crime by providing his daughter with a college education.
When Michelle found out about the college fund, she communicated with her dad for the first time in 14 years. Michael’s drawings have been made into note cards. On the back of each note card is an inscription about his story and the fund that has been established.
A box of eight cards with envelopes costs $10.00
(in North Carolina, add $.60 for sales tax). Shipping and handling cost an additional
$1.50 per box for sales in the U.S. and Canada and $3.00 per box to Europe.
The proceeds of all sales go to the Michelle L. Fullwood College Fund which
has been established at BB&T Bank in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Orders can be
placed by calling toll free:
or by emailing: Betsy@restitutioninc.org
taken from one of Michael's letters written in 1996:
Do you agree that art has a way of connecting one to inner peace,
in solitude with God,
depending only on His guidance and watching the beauty of His gift unfold? This gift from God has helped me to endure the pains, depression, stress, and anxiety that accompany my
situation. Art, in its many forms by the Author and Finisher—His healing art, His loving art, His forgiving art, and, all around us, His creative art. My situation challenges my abilities to get as
close to understanding and recognizing the cries of others in their many forms…"