1HeartArt is a prison art platform facilitating successful re-entry of current and former inmates through art contests, a penpal program, and an art marketplace. 

The for-profit + non-profit hybrid serves two functions: facilitates character growth through positive relationships and easy art collection to increase employment opportunities and reduce recidivism rates. The non-profit focuses on personal development through a penpal platform and the for-profit increases income and employment of ex-offenders by promoting and selling their art products at affordable prices.

Peter Headshot


executive director

Peter is passionate about second chances. He's seen it first-hand in his life. He is a native of Uganda, East Africa and holds two degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

He is married with one child. He believes the The Lord has shown him mercy so that through his mercy, others could also obtain God's mercy (Romans 11:31).