Community Support

Recently there was a big fire in a building in my neighborhood; about 12 blocks from where I live. Many, many people are without a home right now, and the Jackson Heights community has pulled together to donate the basic requirements of living for these displaced families – blankets, clothing, toiletries, etc. –  to bring […]

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John Lewis

Watching the funeral procession of John Lewis yesterday as it made its way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge was a moving event. We all remembered the bloodshed of 55 years ago, now represented so poetically by the rose petals strewn along his path; a path that changed America. The words he leaves us with sum […]

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Monet’s Garden

A painting made in Monet’s garden at Giverny, from back in the days when summer brought travel to other countries and meet ups with friends around the world. We’ll all be traveling and drawing and painting together again soon…and it will be even more special. posted by Veronica

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In Memory

Often when I have a reportage job coming up, I’ll spend some time practicing on location before I start the project. This is one such drawing, made in my NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights in February of this year. It was a cold but sunny day, and I scored a seat in the window of […]

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Acts of Community Love

One bright spot of hope in this global pandemic has been the love that ordinary people are showing for each other. Acts of bravery, by those working in our hospitals; acts of kindness, by those delivering groceries, sewing masks, and checking in on neighbors; and acts of determination, by those working to find a cure […]

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William

My 10-year-old nephew gave me a sketchbook for Christmas, so I drew his portrait on the first page and gave it to him. He was so cute: He held very, very still while I was drawing, but his eyes were just about popping out of his head to watch what I was doing. After I […]

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