2001. Oil on canvas, 18x14 inches.
Alex aged 11. Alex chose the backgound of this painting (the Star Spangled Banner) since he is feeling patriotic towards his native country. Forget your politics and connect with the uncomplicated values of the young: the evil that men do is one thing, love of ones country is quite another. We too in England would do well to love our country, despite the wrongs it has done in our name, now and in the past. Click on the image for the full painting.
Martin Dace portraits
All images copyright 2002 Martin Dace