These documentary styled paintings are all done with the assistance of those portrayed coordinating their own photo shoots and celebrating their vocations or hobbies. Together we work on how the portrait should be handled. Each participant writes his or her own biography and ends it with a positive note for all of us to ponder and live by!  Please view the entire collection at:

Keith Thinking About Life
Phoenix, Arizona ~ 2021
Oil on Canvas
30" x 24"

Keith graduated in 1988 and worked in a warehouse for years before he got his commercial driver's license. He has been an over the road driver for more than twenty years now. He has three children, two boys and a girl. The two boys, now teenagers, both have NF and the daughter seems to have signs, but no formal diagnosis. Over the years he has had a few fibromas removed and has most of them concentrated in his trunk area and back. Keith receives his care at Thunderbird Family Medicine and Valley Wise Health. Even with some of the minor surgeries, Keith feels fortunate to not have had many surgeries nor the bullying that others with NF have endured. He considers himself blessed.

Keith is looking to be more active in the NF community in Phoenix. In Keith's words, "I don't live with NF. NF lives with me it is what makes me stronger & more compassion towards other elements of life."
Oil Portraits NF1 (United States)