Bonnie Sanger is on the left with her first grandson. On the right, Bonnie’s daughter Kelly with her husband John Peterson.
Portrait of Bonnie Sanger
When Stevenson surprised Bonnie Sanger with this portrait, she was moved to see that he had chosen the exact shade of golden yellow she habitually visualized during meditation.
I See the Future
A Girl and her Bike
In his article, “Charles Stevenson: The Nature of Reality” (A&E Magazine, August 1994), Gerry Huckaby writes of Remembering: “[Stevenson] explains that he ‘releases himself to visions’ while he paints, and relies on intuition. He remembers once he was painting the portrait of a little boy who was dying of a liver ailment, and he saw doves coming out of the canvas and through Charles, then flying into a bright hole in the middle of the canvas – reminiscent of a ‘sparle’ – and Charles cried and cried, he remembers; then, dry-eyed, he painted [the child’s] portrait…”
Girl with Mirror
Portrait of the Jonas Family (unfinished)
The unfinished Portrait of the Jonas Family (2004) is Charles Marchant Stevenson’s last painting, the one on which he was working on the last day he was strong enough to paint. Acrylic on canvas. Private collection.