20″ × 20″ acrylic on canvas.

Copyright Derek Shockey 2006.


This piece is of a friend from artwanted, Sher Richardson, that passed away about a week or so before i was able to complete the work. She was the first to comment on my work and helped give me the confidence to share my work with others online. And though it’s the support of everyone as a whole that keeps me going at times, it is likely that i would have never continued posting, having then never met any of the other wonderful people that i have thanks to AW and Redbubble, had i not recieved that initial support, thank you so much Sher.


2006, raw, acrylic


  • Pat Abbott
    Pat Abbottabout 6 years ago

    This is lovely work. I still miss Sher.

  • Hello Pat! I haven’t talked to you for awhile… nice to see you!

    Thank you for your comments, and me too.

    – Derek Shockey

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful image. It projects much life and passion. Wonderful words also.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Derek Shockey

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonalmost 6 years ago

    very clean, stark portrait showing your control of the media. i beleive that you will find more of the support that helps us so here. it is the most genuine web community i have found.

    i am truly sorry for your loss.

    this is a powerful manner in which to honour your beautiful friend.

  • Thank you for all of your kind words! :)

    – Derek Shockey

  • madvlad
    madvladover 3 years ago

    we think we will live forever
    we get fooled
    only forever lives forever
    what forever really is we will nevr know
    but mean while we hope and live best we can
    ;lovely sentiment here and care for someone who
    helped you come farther down the road

  • Thank you

    – Derek Shockey

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