Silver Swimmer

silver swimmer30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2005      (Private Collection)

This was the first major portrait I had done of Olympic swimmer “Amanda Beard”. I had first seen her swim back in 1996, and was completely blown away by her performance. She’s definitely one of my favourite athletes. What a career, She inspires me much like the native olympian “Waneek Horn”. It’s the female prowess that inspires me. I guess cause they can out do me in so many ways physically. – Riel Benn