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Randy was the first person I asked to paint instead of the other way around.  When I first started this project, I imagined I would just approach people who had a great look in one way or another — face, hair, demeanor.  Randy fit that bill and I am happy I painted him.  But Randy was maybe the only person of that initial group I approached who actually followed through.

I found that people who I asked to paint would politely say yes, but when follow up time came and I asked to schedule a session, they would politely disappear.  And then it hit me to just paint those people who approached me.

I would put out a call on Instagram and then pretty much anyone who responded would get painted.  It was a lot of fun at first.  Several people thanked me for “selecting” them over others but the truth of the matter was that anyone who stepped up got painted.  That could have been the alternate title to this show — “we stepped up.”

The Pizza Box Portrait Project . September 6 - 29, 2019
  1. Overview
  2. Jennifer
  3. Garette
  4. Karin
  5. Julia
  6. Helen
  7. Dominic
  8. Catherine
  9. Namrata
  10. Justin
  11. Randy
  12. Ya Ya
  13. Melody
  14. Elysia
  15. Nicole
  16. Sonya
  17. Nokoa
  18. Paige
  19. Jason
  20. Ellie
  21. Emily
  22. Susan
  23. Wesley
  24. Rasheem
  25. Allison
  26. LaWanda
  27. Christine
  28. Seper
  29. Shoshana
  30. Dwayne
  31. Tyler
  32. Jarreau
  33. Marina
  34. Curtis
  35. Madeleine
  36. Stephanie
  37. Chris
  38. Erica
  39. Jamie
  40. Jasmine
  41. What’s next?
  42. Portrait Party . Sep. 15 . 2-4pm