Bradenton watercolor artist Ben Love, shown here at his desk in his apartment, has painted about 60 portraits of the homeless in Manatee County. Love was homeless himself off and on for five years. Many homeless people stop by the apartment he shares with his wife, Jacki and his five-year-old son, Max, to get a sandwich, a cup of coffee and some spare change if Love has it. 
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Bradenton watercolor artist Ben Love, shown here at his desk in his apartment, has painted about 60 portraits of the homeless in Manatee County. Love was homeless himself off and on for five years. Many homeless people stop by the apartment he shares with his wife, Jacki and his five-year-old son, Max, to get a sandwich, a cup of coffee and some spare change if Love has it. PROVIDED PHOTO
Bradenton watercolor artist Ben Love, shown here at his desk in his apartment, has painted about 60 portraits of the homeless in Manatee County. Love was homeless himself off and on for five years. Many homeless people stop by the apartment he shares with his wife, Jacki and his five-year-old son, Max, to get a sandwich, a cup of coffee and some spare change if Love has it. PROVIDED PHOTO

Ben Love's paintings of Bradenton's homeless reveal their dignity

March 12, 2016 04:14 PM

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