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.

The fisherman

Picture 2 of 19

I started this painting at the last paint out I attended, hiding behind some trees so I could watch this young man patiently fishing. After being eaten alive despite applying three different kinds of repellent, I packed my things, returned home, and tried to bring it to some sort of stage of “completion”. 12” 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