PERSISTERS

Persisters is an ongoing series of portrait paintings of outstanding women who have made an impression with their tenacious resolve to succeed in their pursuit of justice. The series was inspired by Hillary Clinton, breaking the glass ceiling to become the first female democratic candidate for President of the United States in 2016. Currently, I am making individual large-scale paintings of Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland, the four national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, 2017— likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. Prior to the march, these brilliant, impassioned and remarkable young women have devoted much of their lives to uncompromising activism for human rights and social justice.

Maddow, 2017 Oil on canvas 48x60"

Notorious RBG, Oil on canvas, 48x60"

Hillary, 2016 Oil on canvas 48x60"

 

 Jo Hay With Rachel Maddow