I first met Scotty in a small coffee shop in my hometown. We were instant friends, kin folk you could say, a brother from another mother. Scotty is not shy when it comes to words of encouragement and he has exhibited a genuine interest in my artistic explorations and life path since knowing him, which is cool because he was there when I began this trip, which is in part why I decided to paint his portrait. Portraits are an intimate experience for an artist, you get to know a person on a much deeper level than you would normally, and Scotty’s is no exception. His friendship and all his encouragement will not be forgotten. I love this man dearly.
dedicated to Jim, Scotty’s father.