Sunday, May 8, 2011

Governor Jennifer Granholm

My portrait of Governor Jennifer Granholm was unveiled Friday at the Capitol Rotunda in Lansing, MI. It was a long, exciting day with lots of fanfare and media attention. I believe the Governor liked the portrait, and so far it has been well received by the public. I want to thank Governor Granholm’s staff, as well as David Klein, Jonathan Boos, my wife and family, and everyone else who contributed to the success of this project. I especially want to thank Jennifer Granholm for choosing me to paint her portrait. It was an honor.

Oil on linen, 84 x 52 inches, 2011  


  1. Lovely job on this! Do you ever post any of your preliminary sketches and/or color studies? I would really enjoy seeing any of those that you might have done for the Granholm portrait.

  2. Really fabulous! --and what an opportunity to do a commission like this...congratulations! The White House is next! :)

  3. So striking and full of her personality. You are a modern day Vermeer for sure!

  4. She looks like a younger Julie Andrews, but in pants instead of a dirndl!

  5. A stunning blog with sophisticated artworks!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!