My aunt Gladys recently passed away. She was a strong woman who earned her medical degree as one of only 10 women in her class, a fighter for social justice who has been marching for decades, and a wonderful mother and grandmother to 12 beautiful grandchildren.
This painting is from a day that she visited us in Brooklyn. It’s based on a photo in which she’s in an animated discussion with her husband Matthew. I wanted to capture how she engaged with people, how present she was when you spoke with her, how she listened with her whole being.
I’m really sad to lose Gladys. I’ll miss her.
I'm only printing ten of these. The actual drawing is 10" x 7" and the print has an 1/2 inch border on the top and bottom and a 3/4" border on the left and right.
The prints are gorgeous, 11" x 8.5" printed on Hahnemühle German Etching all-cotton archival 310 g/mA Paper so they fit in a standard frame.