Tug Gilberto Guardia


This is a painting that, upon request of the American Society here in Panama, I donated to that organization for its art auction held on August 26, 2015. The theme for the auction is the Panama Canal, and it seemed to my wife and me that it would be appropriate to depict the tugboat named for Mr. Gilberto Guardia, the first Panamanian Administrator of the Canal. For those of us who had the honor to serve under Mr. Guardia, he was an inspirational leader. He continues to be one of the finest gentlemen we have ever known. This painting is a tribute to him.