WOW: Wonderful Old Women is a group of oil paintings of portraits of my students holding - showing - their paintings. They handle their paintings with care, beaming with pride and dignity. The life-size or larger than life-size scale means to impress the viewer and empower the portrait’s subject. Old women are often overlooked and unappreciated. I seek to undermine these negative stereotypes. I have amassed a collection of photographs from the classroom, which I use as the source material for this newest body of work. I love these photos.