Honoring Martin Luther King, Painting, and Writing.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his holiday in the U.S., I’ve added paintings I did of ’60s & ’70s American  heroes to my gallery. Most all of these heroes were assertive, yet nonviolent, agents for change and justice. The possible exception is Dag Hammarskjold whose United Nations peacekeepers around the world had to defend themselves, sadly, with armed force on occasion.

I painted these and other works at an artists’ commune in a warehouse, which is featured in the book I’m writing, Privileged Killers—a criminologist loses faith in American justice. See here for more about the book.

Please leave comments about these or other artworks here  or below. Thanks!

5 head portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 portraits of Caesar Chavez

Caesar Chavez

Greenish ptg of Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secty-Genrl '53-'61

Hammarskjold, UN Secty-General

Ptg of heads of King, Stevenson, Thomas, Einstein

King, Stevenson, Thomas, Einstein

To learn about CLEFT HEART: Chasing Normal, click the Amazon or Barnes & Noble buttons in the margins. Or click the image of the book cover. My coming-of-age memoir has intertwining love stories, mystery, tragedy, and triumph.


  1. I love your style! So colorful and explosive. Wow!

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