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.

Patience (sold)

Picture 10 of 19

This is a plein air painting which I did on location while I watched this lady sit and fish so patiently the entire morning. She had covered her head to shield herself from the biting flies and hardly moved except to cast her line. (9" x 12" acrylic 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