“Riders Up”

One thing that really surprises and inspires me whenever I visit the racetrack is the character of the jockeys. They have to be among the bravest athletes in the world. And they’re all so tiny, like smaller than 60 inches tall. Lightweights, too – usually 120 lbs or less. But they are all incredibly strong, and have great endurance. This jockey is no youngster; he has made his career on top of a horse. His knuckles were all arthritic.

Image size: 10 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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“Stop!”

When I snapped the photo for this painting, I was more interested in the person sitting next to this man. But back in my studio, examining my photo, it became apparent that this man had a compelling story to tell in his gesture, and was much more inspiring to me.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

Availability: private collection

“Messages”

While I was looking for inspiration for a portrait this past autumn, I realized that EVERYONE around me was looking down at their phones. I guess that was inspiration enough, and it’s what guided me for this painting.

Image size: 15 x 22 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 21 x 28 inches), in white

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