Artwork / 2019 / Deloris

Deloris, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches

I made eleven portraits for The Future We Need, a book about collective bargaining and how it can be used by more than just labor unions, which features the stories of workers like Deloris. Others who appear in the book are Allyson, Bettie, Cynthia, Heather, Jeff, Kimberly, Lidia, Rubynell, Sanchioni, Sarita, and Smiley.

You can see the making of Deloris’ portrait in this blog post, which also explains how I mix colors to represent different skin tones. For more about Deloris and my encounter with her, check out this blog post.