PERSISTERS

In June 2017 I got to meet Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland, the 4 national co-chairs of the Womens March on Washington, so that I could take pictures to make portrait paintings of each of them. What an absolute honor to spend time with these brilliant, impassioned and remarkable young women who have devoted much of their lives to relentless activism for human rights and social justice. Thank you so very much for your time with me and for all of the incredible work that you do.

Maddow, 2017 Oil on canvas 48x60"

Hillary, 2016 Oil on canvas 48x60"

Hillary, 2016 Oil on canvas 48x60"

“I created this painting wishing to express my deep gratitude to political commentator Rachel Maddow for her tireless effort to uncover the truth with regard to the Trump administration and its ties to Russia, and to simultaneously advance the dialogue around her exceptional efforts. Maddow’s undaunted search and transparency with her findings appears unprecedented in her field and is an immense source of comfort as we live through the terrifying instability of the Trump government. I have no doubt whatsoever that Maddow will be successful in her mission.”