Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I was contacted by Bob Swenson, former NFL player for the Denver Broncos to help with a project that he and his wife have started, titled "Freedom 58 Project". They are asking artists to paint portraits of freed slaves which will be on display to raise awareness of the huge problem of slavery and human trafficking worldwide. I was more than happy to lend a hand, and I chose to paint Claire. Her strong, optimistic spirit spoke to me, and she was a joy to paint.