Portfolio > Political Portraits

John Robert Lewis
oil linen mounted on board
8" x 6"
2020
Robert Mueller
oil on board
6" x 8"
2020
I Can't Breathe
7" x 8"
2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
oil linen mounted on board
8" x 6"
2020
Barack Obama
oil on board
6.75" x 7"
2012

The subjects for my political portraits are men and women who strike me as having a strong moral compass, able to withstand criticism and outrage in the pursuit of their goals, and not guided by personal vanity. In short, these are people who make my heart stop. I won’t work any other way, as my strong personal feelings for a subject are what give me the fuel to paint well.

As for the painting of Donald Trump, the true subject for me is the voice of the protesters.