Mrs. Universe

mrs. universe22″ x 28″, Acrylic on canvas, 2015


This is a portrait of the new 2015 Mrs. Universe a.k.a Ashley Callingbull. I cannot remember her married last name at the moment. Their was no plan in particular when I painted this, I made it up as I went along. A few people thought she was beheaded, which wasn’t the idea at all. The red splatter is really just splattered lipstick, like splattered hair. I really wish I did this on a bigger canvas, it would have looked even more amazing!!! If I only had a lil more room. My younger sister felt very empowered when Ashley won, so I think I will again someday do another painting featuring Ashley Callingbull in the near future. Power and Beauty to native women everywhere!!!- Riel Benn