In between my portrait commissions I am inspired to paint special individuals and leaders. I recently created a 16 x 20 oil on linen portrait sketch of Stamford, Connecticut native, Governor Dannel Malloy.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, oil on linen, 20 x16
My family has lived in Connecticut since the late 1600's and early 1700's, so I consider myself a true Connecticut Yankee and living of Mark Twain's property, the author of "The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" this makes it especially relevant. I am a self trained artist and have been painting portraits for over 30 years. Portraiture is a demanding challenge and a life's dedication, but in the end the reward is that you have given immortality and honor to a unique spirit for generations to come.
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