The Portrait Gallery

This project is in no way politically motivated. Looking into these faces, I’ve never felt more proud or more humble to be Canadian. It is truly an remarkable thing that regardless of personal views one way or another, as Canadians, we stand united in support of our troops. My only hope is the people of Afghanistan might one day understand the tremendous sacrifice that has been made in the loss of each one of these men and women.

Not wishing to intrude, I do not attempt to contact the families directly, trusting instead that each  of these paintings will find their way home. If you are a relative or a friend or know a family member of one of the men or women portrayed in these paintings, please pass the word.

Portraits that have found their way home
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Tpr Mark WilsonPortrait of Cpl Robert MitchellPte William CushleyCpl Glen ArnoldCpl Paul DavisSgt Darcy TedfordCpl Christopher ReidPte Blake WilliamsonPortrait of WO Richard Nolan

 

Completed Portraits

Pte Kevin Dallaire

 

Work in Progress

These portraits are given free of charge to the families.
Proceeds from the sale of landscape prints make this project possible.

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8 Responses to The Portrait Gallery

  1. Crystal Howell-Dionne says:

    These are amazing!!! What a great job.
    Have you painted Cpl Nick Bulger? He was my husbands childhood friend. And Cushley was my brother inlaws best friend. Having 2 that close, I know how the families would really appreciate the beautiful work you do.
    Keep up the good work :)

  2. cindy higgins says:

    these are beautiful work of art if one of my son cpl thomas hamilton is done please let me know. he was based in gagetown N.B. passed away in afgan dec 13 2008 if the traveling art comes to truro let me know please. i would love to own one of my son thanks cindy higgins

  3. Jeremy Hogeveen says:

    I saw your Story on the news tonight and I wanted to say What you have done and what you are currently doing is an amazing way to remember our fallen soldiers. A friend of mine Sean greenfield lost his life back in early January 2009. I would love it if you could send me an email someday when and if his portrait is complete.

    Thanks so much and keep up the good work.

  4. Agnes (Gillam) Bishop says:

    Hi. I am Craig P Gillam’s mother. The pictures are beautiful and I would love to have one.

  5. Since the publication of Highway of Heroes last fall, I have had the honour of meeting and hearing from a number of family members of Canada’s fallen. Stephen, I will do what I can to try to let them know of this project. What a wonderful and generous way to use your talents.

  6. My nephew Kenneth Chad O’Quinn was killed March 3, 2009. Should you create his portrait, please let me know as my brother and his wife would like one. I have included the website of my nephew. God Bless you.

  7. Juanita Bartsch says:

    Hi. Our son Cpl Cole Bartsch was killed July 4 2007 We would love to have a portrait of him
    Thank you for all your hard work in creating these portraits are sons and daughters and husband will forever be remembered when look at them.

  8. Angela Boyes says:

    I have just learned about your website. The portraits here are amazing. Our son, Lt. Justin Boyes, was killed October 28, 2009. We would be honoured to have a portrait if you ever paint his.

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