If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ll know that I am engaged in an extensive portrait-making project to document some aspects of the Yonkers-based LGBTQ community. Invitations to portrait subjects were issued, initial preliminary studies were made, canvases were stretched, and now— the underpainting has been completed. Please take a look at the “Out in Yonkers” page to see all these stages of the portraits. I am grateful to all my subjects for stepping up and sitting for me. I hope to honor their generosity by making images that they can see themselves in.
Elizabeth de Bethune is a Yonkers-based artist, and member of the LGBTQ+ community. She makes portraits of her family and friends. "Out in Yonkers" is a project to document some of the Yonkers LGBTQ+ community in formal portraits that will preserve our images for posterity.