Equality Portrait Project
When George Floyd was murdered, it was clear that white people like me needed to be more vocal and active in the struggle for justice by our Black neighbors. The pandemic kept me close to home, but it didn't keep me from my home studio. I set about to learn the stories of Black men and women whose lives have been unjustly cut short in encounters with law enforcement. I began to paint portraits of them to honor their humanity and express my solidarity. Please take a moment to say their names as you view the images.
The original paintings are not for sale, but I will eventually make prints available to benefit a non-profit organization focusing on concerns of the African-American community.
George Floyd, Age 46 Ahmaud Arbery, Age 25 Breonna Taylor, Age 26
Trayvon Martin, Age 17 Atatiana Jefferson, Age 28 Jonathan Ferrell, Age 24
Daniel Prude, Age 41