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That was Harvey. This is Houston.

To commemorate the magnanimity of Houstonians’ resilient and altruistic response to Hurricane Harvey, I painted this monumental, human-scale, eight-panel, oil-on-canvas portrait of my fellow volunteers. This group worked together seamlessly accepting donations outside NRG Center the day after Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and BakerRipley CEO Angela Blanchard opened a shelter there to care for people impacted by the storm. These volunteers exemplify the whole-hearted spirit that emerged all over the city and carried Houston through those dark, anxious days last September.

Since April 2017, the painting has been exhibited at Bush Intercontinental Airport, NRG Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston FoodBank, Memorial Middle School and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. If your organization is interested in hosting the painting, please email me at

That was Harvey. This is Houston
Oil on canvas (eight panels)
120 x 192 inches

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