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.

Getting Around in Owambo, Namibia

Picture 14 of 17

Some families are well equipped with donkeys and carts and children who organize the fetching and transportation of water from water points back to their kraals (homesteads). Children traditionally help with much of the work. This is a scanned image of a print of a watercolor painting for a book I was commissioned to do. You can see more of these paintings on my books page.

 

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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