I know, the hand beneath the beard is awkward. I have had someone ask me what is growing from his neck, but I still like this image with the hand. Maybe I will change it in a few days, but for now, the hand stays. (Or whatever that is growing out of his neck)
After hearing Lombard speak so movingly about his mother, Posy Lombard, a civil rights activist, I knew I had to paint his portrait.