Blue Michelle (2014) – Oil on canvas – 30 X 20 inches – For this portrait I really wanted to highlight Michelle’s regal qualities. I want you and others to see her the way I do, as a beautiful, benevolent queen who cares deeply for her people. I love her intelligence, her calm demeanor and her likability. The crown is of course a symbol of her grace and stature as First Lady. The cool blues and violets you see reflect the calm cool and collected feeling I always get when I see Michelle in the media.