Rigoberta Menchú Tum

On Monday, November 5, 2018 Rigoberta Menchú Tum was awarded the Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance at the Art Kamangar Center at Merced Theater in downtown Merced. The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner was the 12th recipient of this UC Merced Prize.

Rigoberta’s presentation was informal, touching, and profound.


She sat for a book signing, and I photographed her with the intention of drawing her freehand in my iPad Pro in the Sketch Club app.

Rigoberta Menchú (click on image to enlarge)

Sketch Club has a cool technical feature that summarizes the drawing/painting statistics:

3 thoughts on “Rigoberta Menchú Tum

  1. An inspirational woman! Your drawing shows reveals her strength, and captured a sweet kindness in her face. Wonderful work Paul.
    I really enjoy having your drawing of “Cowboy and his toy” at my place. 🙂 Hmm, wondered if it was you who ordered some of my cards recently? I’m going to desaturate some of the colours in my Redbubble pics, they’re a little bit strong! Your dog drawing looks lovely in print – thanks again. All the best, Janette


    • It was a pleasure seeing Rigoberta in person. When my wife and I got married in 1993, we included a litany or special people, some deceased, some not, whom we wanted to acknowledge, and Rigoberta was on that list! Thanks for visiting and commenting.
      Also, I’m so glad you like the drawing of Cowboy. He’s such a good boy! Also, i’m very pleased with the cards I ordered from Redbubble. They’re perfect for out-of-the-blue reminders for family and friends. Best, Paul

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