An information and human rights resource

The objective of the project is to reach and appeal to as wide an audience as possible to inform and inspire; to improve awareness of governments' denial of human rights; to bear witness through  visual information and to be a platform of solidarity for a brave yet disparate group of human rights champions.

Public awareness  of the champions' plight and their country's governance are raised through exhibitions, events, print, broadcast, social media and learning programmes.


This portraits project is driven by aesthetics and information. These require clarity of style and up to date research.

Painting the heads of the champions in black impasto oil paint has aesthetic impact and makes their absence the more  conspicuous.



December 2019

Please note all the images on this website are copyright Paul Piercy ©.

Information on the painter can be found at

Paul Piercy LOGO The-Black-Portraits-exhibition-at-Discovery-Museum