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Those Who Would Be Free


24”x30” Oil on Board 

All my life I have sought peace and freedom, a very hard thing to find.  And mostly, when I think of painting a peaceful place usually it has to do with tropical or mountain settings.  However because of the peace I was able to achieve the two years I lived in Hydra, this placement of islands and their baroness depicts best my feeling at that time.  The tribe of adolescents come more from peoples of a darker skin.  To me, they are the happiest people I have yet to know.  My portrayal of them at their uninhibited leisure, their everyday life is what I see as a perfection.  And because I have equal numbers, male and female, no gender dominates the other and they are at peace.