Stan Miller’s Charles (24 x 36 in.) went up against 276 other paintings in the 12th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition to be named Best Watercolor.
“I met Charles many years ago at a friend’s house,” says Miller. “We got to know each other, and I had him over to my studio, where I took a number of photos of him. When I choose a model for a painting subject, it’s usually because their face, their character moves me. Charles has a depth of character that I find universal in communicating the weight and history of the challenges of being African American throughout our American history.”