Geneva is an inspiration! I meet her at THEARC yesterday where Habitat for Artists has set up its second studio site. She has ten sisters and brothers and was born and bred in the South East, DC neighborhood where she now works alongside her father. She believes in giving people another chance, even when they disappoint her. She has overcome and accomplished much in her life because of her winning spirit and maturity.
Geneva, your attitude is infectious! Thank you for teaching me about strength and compassion. I wish that I could bottle up your energy and take a breath at the beginning of each new day!
(This portrait sketch is one of a series of quick little oil paintings that I have been making in preparation for the eighth large portrait in my project AS IS. You can learn more about the project by clicking here.)