FACING HISTORY STUDIOS
The history of America is often told through heroic battles and deeds.
There are however moments, quiet moments in history that can make great changes .
These are the historical events that I have chosen to paint.
The subject of America's quiet History is as diverse as the LENAPE MASK MAKERS, the MUNITION MAKERS 1778 and THE HARLEM HELL FIGHTERS.
American history is filled with these quiet and lesser known moments.
The painting to the left depicts President Washington receiving a letter and a gift from the Marquis De Lafayette, The letter reads:
"A tribute which I owe to him as a son to my adoptive family, as an aide-de-camp
to my general, as a missionary of liberty to its Patriarch"
Lafayette sent Washington the key to the Bastille.
Oils on board, 24x30
Below on the left I have painted a little known fact. On his way to France onboard the REPRISAL franklin took temperature measurements and discovered the warm current that flowed across the cold Atlantic Thus his discovery of the GULF STREAM.
Besides Mr. Franklin is the lone eastern frontiersman trying to warm his tired bones. This scene was played out a thousand times in our history.