Collection: My Beautiful People Salon

The My Beautiful People project began when we invited community members to come to an “Art Party” and encouraged them to dress for a formal portrait. Over 100 people attended; the guests received free photos of themselves and I obtained raw material for a portrait series to celebrate everyday people of Brooklyn.

Over the last 6 months, I have created countless preparatory drawings, done video interviews with select subjects and finished 3 large oil paintings. This collection represents some of my progress with this series, including the oil paintings, watercolor on paper paintings, and pen and ink drawings. I plan to create over 10 large-scale portraits in this 2 year project, to be fully realized in 2025.