This painting, "Kristina Hoekstra: Running Shoes" 24x30, was part of my show "These Shoes Are Made For Talking: Every Pair Tells A Story". The owner of these shoes died July 15, 2011. She was a victim of a senseless car accident when a wrong way driver slammed head on into her. At 31 years old she left a son, Frankie, that was the love of her life and a passion for sports and running. From her earliest age Kristina had a love of life and a need to move. She wore these shoes when she completed the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. I chose to paint Kristina's shoes from the back as she sprints on to a new world.