Ralph Wadsworth is a strong and focused personality with a kind spirit. I sat watching Ralph smoke a cigar one evening as he shared some stories from his life—an interesting life, I should add. The cigar seemed a natural element to include in his portrait, an object that makes for a dynamic hand gesture to contrast the relaxed hand draped over the chair-back. The bold and bright background ‘knocks out’ Ralph’s darkened figure giving the scene power and simultaneously echoing the man’s engaging persona.
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