Santa Rosa painter honors essential workers with portrait series

We’ve all viewed paintings of heroes — generals on horseback, troopers in battle elevating the flag — but how generally have you viewed an ambulance driver or a letter carrier exalted via portraiture? Not generally. John Deckert made a decision to do one thing about that.

Deckert, seventy two, has a prolonged record as skilled artist. For twenty a long time, he lived in New York City. He arrived to stay in Mill Valley in 2003 just before settling in Santa Rosa’s Rincon Valley three a long time in the past, and he has ongoing to exhibit his work, most just lately in an exhibit that opened in Berkeley early very last thirty day period.

He generally has completed both of those portraits and landscapes, but these days, he’s been targeted on a significantly a lot more certain collection of paintings.

Through the statewide shelter-in-put purchase, Deckert has been using

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