"We Can Do It"
20 x 24
Oil on Canvas
Recently I met Stormy Knowles at the National Gallery of art while I was copying
Beatrice Townsend by John Singer Sargent. Stormy was chaperoning a group of school kids as they toured the Gallery. She asked if I would be willing to donate a painting to raise funds for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the year Campaign. While I limit the number of donations I offer per year...I decided that this would be a good cause that I am proud to be a part of. When Stormy and her daughter arrived at my studio to pick up the painting she was wearing her military uniform. I immediately asked her if she and her daughter would be willing to sit for me as part of my military life series. I was thrilled when she not only said she would sit...she was enthusiastic about it.
Stormy recently wrapped up the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the year Campaign and not only met their goal but exceeded it! She is a tireless fundraiser.
I thought this painting was significant...it mimics the "We can do it" military campaign and depicts the determination it takes to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks. Stormy is an amazing person and I am proud to know her.