Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Leonard


This is an acrylic painting of my cousin Leonard Dick. Many of you know him as Moccasin Joe. I wanted to paint this as I enjoy painting portraits of my family. Leonard has been part of our extended family for many years and has become a role model and inspiration for many. I remember once as a teenager in Geraldton high school, I was surprised to learn he was to give a presentation to the student body. I don't remember what he spoke about specifically, but I do remember the message was positive and delivered in his trademark comedic way. But mostly remember how proud I was to tell everyone he was my cousin. He has stood by our family and has offered support when needed. The painting makes mention of his alter ego Moccasin Joe as well as the book "Broken Spirit" he authored, just two small facets of his life.
He is a man of many talents. He is a husband/father. He is a friend of many. This is my tribute to him.

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