Who We Are

Our mission
is to build a veterans community using art as therapy
and to foster a sense of camaraderie where all veterans can rally together

The Warrior's Canvas™ is Community, Veterans, Camaraderie

The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center™ is a 501c3 Non-Profit dedicated to providing Therapeutic Art to veterans and their families. Additionally, we exist to assist veterans with PTSD and other war related trauma by providing a dynamic healing environment centered around recovery. Finally, Our goal is to provide a sense of Camaraderie and Community through events such as The Northeast Tennessee Veterans Ruck & Roll, community projects, and life skills development groups.

  • Veteran Focused
  • Recovery Based
  • Open Atmosphere
  • Therapeutic Art
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Our Leadership

David Shields

David Shields

Board President - CEO

David is a licensed Master Social Worker who works at the VA in Johnson City TN. He is a retired Air Force MSgt who served 22 years with two combat tours. In 2015 he received the Everyday Heroes Award of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tennessee.

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Randy Perrault

Randy Perrault

Vice President - COO

Randy is a retired Human Resource Specialist at the VA in Johnson City TN. He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Core.

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NE Tenn Veterans Ruck & Roll™

The Northeast Tennessee Veterans Ruck & Roll™ is an annual fundraiser held on November the 5th
to support The Warrior's Canvas™

Art Classes

We offer Free classes to Military Veterans and also offer paid classes to the General Public.
Scheduled classes will resume in October.


Women's Group

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, The Warrior's Canvas™ Women's Group is a group of women Veterans who come together to experience art as therapy in the form of projects and fun activities.

Check out our Facebook Page for details!