Warrior Chief – Acrylic on paper.
This is actually one of my smaller paintings, about A4 in size.
I was inspired to paint this from watching documentaries about the last few remaining indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest .
As fascinating as these documentaries are they are also heartbreaking, as the people of these tribes have terribly uncertain futures in the wake of massive deforestation.
These tribes are proud of their traditions, but they fear the future and what it holds for them and their way of life. I wanted to try and capture that pride and uncertainty in this painting.