John E. Haley Cropped
Charcoal Pencil on Reve’s Light Weight Cream Paper

Size: W. 14" X H. 11"
Date: February 2, 2014

John is my son-in-law, married to my daughter Amy and living only a few miles from us here in South Carolina.

Beyond the hand – eye coordination that both basketball players and artists have in common, the portrait artist must have the unique added ability of picking up on personality. It is not enough to capture a likeness and miss the soul of the subject. I didn’t pick the photo for this one but agree it is John all over the place. This is in essence the "Who" of who he is when is he most himself.

Those closest to him best know that his public and private persona are quite different. Amy picked this one out and said, "I like this one," and I agree. John likes to fish and this is when you catch him most relaxed and authentically who he is at heart. John happens to be a great guy at all times. Everyone will tell you this. It’s just that once and a while, he is more great than usual.