Thursday, April 22, 2010

Portrait of Aja Danille Johnson

[Portrait of Aja Danielle Johnson, by John Paul Thornton]

As I continue to paint portraits of America's missing children, I was asked to paint a portrait of Aja Danielle Johnson. She was born January 5th, 2003, reported as missing January 2010.

After I began her painting, she was found deceased.

I could not bear to put her painting aside. Finishing it was one of the most emotional experiences I have had. My heart goes out to her family, and to all of us.