‘Byron’ is the portrait of a resident rooster at Ross Farm Museum. The cold winter day that we visited the Museum he was sheltering in the barn in a beam of warming sunlight with his lady friend Nan. This painting, along with ‘Nan’, ended up taking on the air of a formal portrait that might have been contemporary to the early days of the farm. The final product put me in mind of the well known painting ‘American Gothic’ which dates from the 1930’s. With a little research I learned that the sombre couple portrayed in that painting were inspired by two real people – Nan Wood Graham and Byron McKeeby.


6″x6″ Acrylic on canvas




Also available as a Limited Edition Archival Print.