Twilight oil painting by Paul Richmond art portrait

oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″  ||  sold  ||  purchase prints

from the War Paint series, model: Linda Regula

“I was born in the mountains of West Virginia, second youngest of nine children. We lived in tar-papered shacks without electricity or running water, and moved often. Memories of my childhood always include nighttime trips to outdoor toilets, those first scary walks into new schools where I was bullied, newspaper pasted over cracks in the walls, trying to stay warm in winter, and night-time moves to another shack. My mother ran away when I was nine years old, and my father lived by the saying, ‘spare the rod and spoil the child.’ I was ill-dressed, hungry, abused, and fearful of his escalating violence. Although a world of poverty and neglect surrounded my physical body, I was also blessed because powerful imagination allowed me to create beautiful worlds that also nurtured my soul.” ~Linda Regula, from The Artist’s Interview




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Linda Regula, interviewed by Paul Richmond, from The Artist’s Interview


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