Oil on Canvas
40 x 40"
This larger-than-life portrait of Harriet Tubman is painted in oils on canvas, gallery wrapped on a 1.5" heavy-duty frame. The textures underneath the paint lend the portrait a symbolic quality only visible on close inspection. From a distance, the image seems flawless, unscarred. The closer you get, more dimension becomes evident, reflecting the tumultuous life of this heroic young woman.
Malala Yousafzai was 17 years old in the portrait I painted of her. She holds her hand across her heart in gratitude after being announced as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on October 10, 2014. She is the youngest person ever to have won the prestigious prize.
To me, she represents the courage and compassion needed for the next generation to make the world a better place. Young activists like Malala and the teenage gun reformers campaigning in the #enough movement are inspiring, and make me hopeful that my daughter will grow up in a safer, fairer world.
Learn more about Malala here.
8% of the profit of the sale of this painting will go to the Malala Fund.