City of Hope

Originally I was commissioned to paint 8 of the top 100 Real Estate CEO’s of New York. I had finished most of that painting when the news of Osama’s death changed the headlines and covers across all of America. So, I started this cover at 9:00 P.M. Monday night with the final due 5:00 P.M. the following day, it was a challenge but t…he energy I felt from the importance of this week helped me push through. I’m glad we decided to go with a portrait for this cover rather than a caricature and I’m honored to have been able to paint this cover on such a memorable week in our nation’s history.

Close up of brush work.


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