1. Granny and Her Sisters – oil on linen; 30 x 24 in.
2. Say It Loud – oil; 20 x 16 in.
Here is a sampling of fine oil paintings depicting African Americans, the legendary and the ordinary everyday folk reminiscent of a historical art walk. I'm passionate about telling their story and very accustomed to referencing old photos as a crucial part of my practice. Granny and Her Sisters was a commissioned piece by one of Chicago's finest lawyers wanting to build his art collection around family. That kind of request fits my style and goal to share out all that is endearing and uplifts the spirit. I will paint anyone to share the common theme that we are all one in the same, of a human heart.
© Sandra Bridges