God Bless America

10×8 in
oil on wood

Part of a series of paintings on homelessness in America. There is such a wide variety of unfortunate circumstances that lead these people here. Many I’ve met were retirees, became disabled, come from other places without resources to help, and/or are veterans.
Oakland, CA.

Black Lives Matter

12×9 in
oil on wood

A neighbor approached the individual who was writing on this wall, accusing him of random vandalism in an upscale neighborhood in San Francisco. This individual was a person of color. Turns out, he also lives in this house.