Her Face to the Wind

Primary Creator
Painter William Hosner
Height24 inches
StyleRealism (19th, 20th, 21st Century)
Width18 inches
Name of WorkHer Face to the Wind
Production Date2006
Production LocationTraverse City, Michigan, United States
Current LocationUnited States
Media Typespastel
General Notes


A portrayal of a young woman standing and facing the wind on a beach with loose flowing clothing, and a twist in her frame that gives a strength and insouciance to her manner. Her face is serious and determined looking off in the distance. The scene is a bright beach with moderate crashing waves and a bit of sky beyond the horizon.


Facing life in a fresh, strong, vivacious way.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

One gets the feeling that the young woman is able to stand strong in the world, with panache and beauty all at once.