This is Mati Waiya, this week's sitter for my Face of Ventura project. Mati is a Chumash ceremonial leader and dolphin dancer and founder of The Wishtoyo Foundation.
I have now painted twenty sitters for this project. You can catch each one on The Lyn Fairley Show Saturdays at noon KVTA News Talk Radio 1520 AM
It was the first time someone has burned sage in my studio before I started a painting of them to ward off evil shenaningins . I liked the feel of that and might make it a habit.