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Artwork by Gregory Barnes

March 2008

Gregory Barnes was formerly incarcerated at San Quentin Prison in California and released in December, 2007. He now divides his time between Napa Valley and the Bay Area.

In a recent letter to editor Jeffrey Hillard, Barnes wrote, “In my cell I knew I could not keep from doing nothing. I asked God, ‘What am I really supposed to be doing?’ Not much later I heard, ‘Draw. Just draw.’ I got that urge. But I wasn’t sure. I had never drawn anything before. I am self-taught. I thank God for what I can do.”

Midwife by Gregory Barnes

Midwife by Gregory Barnes

 

Untitled by Gregory Barnes

Untitled by Gregory Barnes

More artwork by inmates:

Untitled
by Adam Price

Untitled by Chris krogerUntitled
by Chris Kroger