I was tickled to see my dear college room mate Lani, revisit Wellesley with her son and husband to see her portrait that I painted for the Slater International house over 23 years ago!
The painting was commissioned by Sylvia Heistand, the director of Slater back in 1993. There was an empty panel above the fireplace that she thought needed some color. I thought long and hard about what to paint; I wanted something relevant to the place. I chose a series of portraits of my classmates who hailed from all over the world. I'm glad Wellesley chose to keep the painting this long :)