The unsung heroes of our privileged world.
They are the guardians of the dark. They are the ones who protect not only those on the outside of the wire but those on the inside. I often fume at the asinine news articles on segragation, always mentioned is how it is a breach of the individual's human rights and I shout "what about the ones who he/she will harm if they are in the prison population? What about the corrections officer that has to deal with their horrifying behaviours?" Nobody wants to hear it. Nobody cares.
Once the nasty is behind bars the world moves on.
The only time they stop to think about what it means to incarcerate a human is when a reporter needs to fill the air with something. Otherwise. Crickets.
I care deeply for those who choose this. Who can protect not only the innocent but the not-so-innocent. It is a difficult job with few wins. So, I care.
For me this painting done for a corrections officer who misses the brotherhood of corrections, is proud of what he did and is dealing with the injury it dealt him: PTSD. I am honoured to receive commissions for Corrections Officers.
For Commissioned Pieces I Charge As Follows:
Sizes of pieces can vary within reason. Shipping is excluded from the above prices, and the bigger the piece the more expensive it will be to ship to you! I don't like to work on less than 18" by 24" (if I sketch out the piece first it is generally done on 9"x12" Artboard in pencil or pastel).