I am creating the Portraits of Influence© series that features paintings of notable individuals who have made contributions which have influenced culture and affected society in areas including politics, science, music, art, technology, sports, social justice, and other areas with the common link – each individual in the series has supporters and detractors. Recognizing these individuals for what they achieved is important for consideration, but it is also important to embody the impacts these accomplishments had on their essence as reflected in each of their portraits.
In the Portraits of Influence© paintings, viewers will be able to review, consider, discuss, and comment by comparing and contrasting observations of the displayed works. Some say that historically, art keeps pace with society. Since mankind placed animal images on cave walls, or as portrayals of religious stories, as political propaganda or as curated history, art tends to serve – at least partially – as a reference to where society and culture was at a particular point in time. Currently, American society and culture seems to be growing more and more polarized in its perspectives as influenced by politics and core beliefs. Portraits of Influence© provides a vehicle to encourage dialog and promote a desire to communicate ideas and positions in a constructive manner.
When you look at the portraits, note the detail in the person and pay attention to the background. Each background reflects the essence of the subject as conceived by Rosemary. Also, she sometimes places Easter eggs in the painting as a means of associating selected achievements.
Current Portraits of Influence include: Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Selena Quintanilla-Perez, Chuck Berry, Frida Kahlo, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Stan Lee, Princess Diana, and George Lucas.
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