Oksana Baiul

oksana baiul30″ x 40″, Acrylic on canvas, 2003

It was late in 2003 that I got sick, I was watching the biography channel and seen the biography of “Oksana Baiul’, olympian and gold medalist. When I saw her twirling and spinning on the ice I thought, That would be really cool to paint and distort. I found her life story pretty inspiring as well, they showed all the trials, hardships and victories of her life. It wasn`t long, in a short while I was before the canvas painting “Oksana Baiul”. – Riel Benn (click on image to view larger version)