Michael Schwartz

Artist’s Statement

“I don’t really have any titles for the following pictures. Simply they were portraits I drew of family and friends (in order Gary, Jo Ella, and Steven). I’ve lost three close people to me to suicide in less than a year. I constantly ask myself should I have seen the signs, was there more I could have done, or acted on events when I seen red flags. I feel art helps me express some of my fears, my regrets, my hopes, and faith that while they’re gone, a piece of them will always remain.”

~Michael Schwartz


Jo Ella