The paintings in this collection celebrate heroic efforts by committed, passionate individuals to fight for fundamental freedoms. Diverse as the figures depicted are, what they have in common is bravery, curiosity, creativity and a willingness to endure hardship to help others.
Other paintings in the collection draw attention to lost freedoms. They mirror the suffering that has become so commonplace in today’s media - distancing and desensitizing us to the plight of the individual. I believe this is part of the reason why people are so fearful and resentful of refugees from war torn countries.
I am inspired to become a better person by studying the lives and works of these incredible people, and my hope is that others will feel the same.