Portraits and People

Being fascinated with the diversity of faces, lifestyles and cultures of our human family, I began a series of larger paintings stemming from my observations of people during the 28 years I lived in Africa. This series is gradually expanding to include people of different backgrounds in whatever country I find them and in whatever activity they may be engaged as they carry out their daily lives. Click on an image to see the complete painting and to read a short anecdote.  Should you be interested in purchasing an available painting, please contact me.

Changing Times

Picture 9 of 19

I sat with this Herero woman and her family underneath the shade of a tree in the back yard of a home she was moving into from her traditional home in a more rural area. Noticing the new curlers in her hair, it struck me how her life and customs were changing. (28” x 22” oil on canvas)


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“In every face, he seeketh the beauty of the Friend…”
“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.”

                                      — Baha’i Writings