For years as I've worked in my studio, the long hours are eased by listening to audio books. Most have been American and British history and biographies. In recent years I have been fortunate to find clients who share my interest and have commissioned artworks inspired by history and particularly featuring men of great integrity, decency and courage. Shown here are Abraham Lincoln, William Wilberforce and Sgt. Richard Kirkland. I hope to expand this collection in the coming years to include men and women who played important roles in our history and deserve always to be remembered.