Nichelle Nichols aka "Lt. Uhura"

Oil on canvas 30" X 40"

I spent an afternoon with Nichelle Nichols at her house outside Hollywood – I had been hired to photograph her for a book and I fell in love with this photograph and decided I had to paint it – she is still as beautiful as she was in the 60's when she played Lt. Uhura on Star Trek – in many ways, I think she is even more lovely.  I re-painted her head 8 times before I felt I really captured her – tens of thousands of people have seen this painting and they consistently recognize her, so I feel I did, finally, get it right.

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