This is a portrait of Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Born 1948, he was nominated by George H. W. Bush and confirmed in 1991 by a vote of 52 to 48, thus by senators representing 49% of the population of the US (DC excluded).
My goal was to capture some of his personality.
Clarence Thomas is a very conservative member of the court, a textualist, who many would argue often looks to the letter of the law before the practical effect of the law. While I painted this, I listened to him speak, and he comes off as a warm, compassionate person, and one who takes pride in having pulled himself up with his own talent.
It's a small painting, but it feels right.
The original is 10" x 7" and I print these on an 11" x 8.5" with a 1/2 inch border on the top and bottom and a 3/4" border on the left and right.
The prints are absolutely stunning.
The prints are gorgeous, printed on Hahnemühle German Etching all-cotton archival 310 g/mA Paper so they fit in a standard frame.