Artwork by William A. Wachter
I am old, retired, and began painting seriously in 2015. In 2020 I completed 40 pieces of art, mainly portraiture.
I give my art to the subjects since I want to spread a little joy in the world without adversely affecting the art market in the place I live.
I prefer to paint young families and grandparents and their grandchildren. I have painted all four of my children and their spouses and children (charity begins at home). I have painted a professional model and given her my painting to honor her courage for modeling in what can only be described as dangerous circumstances. I have painted the wealthy and the poor and everyone in between.
Staying motivated is my primary concern and free portraiture for demanding patrons (like interested grandmas) is a great way to do it. …