“The Lone Star President”
Portrait of President George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States of America
The original oil painting is one in a series that depicts the lives of America’s presidents. The illustrative style of this painting includes images that reflect specific times and events. The visual elements that represent the history and the foundation upon which this country was founded are included in the basic format. President Bush is depicted with his beloved Scottish Terrier, Barney (The First Dog). His life in Texas is represented with him biking in the bluebonnets and the Texas map integrated with the Lone Star flag. The events of “911” are reflected in his facial expression when being told of the bombing and the Statue of Liberty and New York’s Twin Towers. Visible in his face within the clouds above the aircraft carrier is a look of determination and strength highlighted by the peaceful, golden shores of the American homeland in the foreground.