She was there. Smoking a cigarette with Frida Kahlo, circa 1940s. 




Graphite, soft pastel, watercolour, and lipstick on paper. 24″ x 36″. Original photograph Bettmann archive. ©2017 Mary Khan

Dear Frida,

Thank you for the gold, silver, diamonds,

and turquoise.

Paintings and jewels.

Paint anything, anyone.

Paint in triplicate if you have to.

Paint for me, for you, Diego and the universe.



The Jazz Sessions. Take her and teach her (In process). 

Drawing while listening to Alianca by Paul Desmond, 1964.
Drawing while listening to Corcovado by Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1974.
Drawing while listening to Time after Time by Miles Davis, 1985.

Invest in everything you do. There’s fun in being serious. -John Coltrane

©2017 Mary Khan