Over het boek
The problem is that I never really stop scrutinizing them, even after I have photographed them. As is almost always the case, no sooner do I photograph them than I see something that bothers me, that is poorly painted or compositionally wrong or something that should be added or removed.
This book chronicles the journey of over 60 paintings, as they have been revised and reworked. Some went through more changes than others. But for all, it was always an interesting and colorful journey.
As an artist for over forty odd years, my biggest gig so far has been as the official White House Portraitist. During the past two years, I have had the privilege of painting our DearLeader over a couple dozen times looking his authoritarian best in all kinds of remarkable settings. And now, after much anticipation, I have finally assembled those paintings into a 48 page full-color book that includes personal commentaries, as well. It has been truly an inspiration to be so close and present with the man with the golden touch, who in every sense of the phrase, is Making America Great Again.