22 x 15"
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford paper
Some people are a force of nature. The moment I met Chef Johnny, I knew he was one of those people. Hard-driving yet full of humor, he just wasn’t someone who did things by halves. He met us at the end of his shift, and I was amazed at his energy and the sweet side that peeked through when he asked if I really wanted to paint him. I’m not sure he believed he has a wonderful face, but we assured him he did. I wanted to catch all of these things. When I look at “The Next Punchline”, my heart says I did. I am so grateful for this gift he gave of himself.