Joseph McNamara

BECKY
1985
Oil on canvas
30 x 24"

Becky was the wife of my good friend Tom Stoerrle — he posed for the painting titled ‘Tom’, seen elsewhere on the website. She commissioned this portrait as a gift to her parents, who hated it! They may have had a point, it ain’t one of my best. Unfortunately, shortly after, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and passed away.

I sometimes wonder what her parents did with the picture.