Artwork / Snow Days / Nancy Francis (KGW)

painted portrait of a white woman
Gwenn Seemel
Nancy Francis (KGW)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

Of the 14 television news personalities who sat for me for this series, just two were women, Nancy Francis and Shauna Parsons. This under-representation of my sex was not purposeful. Quite the opposite: there are fewer women than men so I invited all the women in the Portland area. I have found this reticence across the board, from death workers to public officials. It is always more difficult to find female models and this is part of the reason why I dedicated a whole series to women in 2007.