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.

Rooted to the Spot

Picture 6 of 19

After a day's painting adventure at Rum Island on the Santa Fe River with a friend, I spotted this boy standing at the edge of the river. He was totally rooted to the spot! I really didn't know if he was going to jump in or what he was going to do! 16" x 20" 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