Artwork / 2019 / Heather and Allyson

Heather and Allyson, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Heather and Allyson
2019
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches

$1500

Heather and Allyson helped organize the teachers’ work stoppage in West Virginia in 2018—you can read more about my encounter with them in this blog post. Their stories are going to be part of an upcoming book about collective bargaining and how it can be used by more than just labor unions.

I have painted a few of teachers over the years: my father-in-law, my friend Allie for a series of portraits of first and second generation Americans, and, more recently, the woman who is a kind of childfree mommy to me, Hannah.

painted portrait of a beautiful woman
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painted portrait of a beautiful woman
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