I chose to paint Leonardo DiCaprio because he has always been an actor that inspired me. His rigor, his extreme and unfailing accuracy in acting, his perseverance, his commitment to environment (through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation) are reasons that make me believe he is a good man and a model to follow. The night he was rewarded with Best Actor at the Academy Awards ceremony, he started his speech by thanking all the people that believed in him and allowed him to arrive where he is today, but then, he pursued by speaking of our planet and of the climatic and environmental problem, which was, to me, impressive.
He ended his speech by these sentences from which I entitled this painting and that I find inspiring: “Let us not take our planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted”.
This paintings is featured in British magazine Average Art #42 (January), London, England.