another in my series of portraits of authors fro Intelligent Life Magazine. I must have looked at 40 photos of Mr. Wolfe for this portrait, and he wears this impish smile in nearly every one.
Joan Didion, for Intelligent Life
This is one of my favorite portraits ever. I tried to capture her ghostly ferocity.
Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Tom Waits, Intelligent Life Magazine
Bob Dylan, Intelligent Life Magazine
This was created on the event of Mr. Dylan's 70th
Martin Amis, Intelligent Life Magazine
the brilliant, ever snarling, author...
I had a lot of fun with this commission, employing a few lines from Eliot's "Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock":
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
"I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."
Colin Firth, Intelligent Life Magazine
I liked hearing reports of Mr. Firth's visit to the Intelligent Life offices, and it set the ladies a a-giggle
Rupert Everett, Intelligent Life Magazine
Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde
Tina Brown, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Ms. Brown first contacted me herself, asking if I would like to be the "signature look" of the Daily Beast. I was thrilled!
I have never been much of a George Michael fan, until I saw this video, and now I am fascinated by the possibility that he may be a comic genius...
David Frum, Newsweek/Daily BeastJohn Hodgman actually commented on this portrait in his blog, while critiquing Newsweek. He noted that the smirk here encapsulates the GOP's disdain for the 99%. http://www.johnhodgman.com/
Warren Buffet, Brooks Sports
I was asked to draw Mr. Buffet's portrait for the annual BerkshirHathaway shareholders' meeting, to be put on merchandise, posters, etc. One of his companies, Brooks sports, decided to put them inside of 2000 pairs of sneakers! What a hoot.
Naughty Celebrities, Vanity Fair, Spain
Simon Schama, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Charles Dickens, Intelligent Life Magazine
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
For this commission, the art director left it up to me to add anything to the portrait to help describe Mr. Conan Doyle. I cam e up with the spyglass, of course, and then I'm not sure how it developed into a sort of sporting racquet but it was a delightful turn for the portrait to take!
PEOPLE YOU MAY NOT KNOW
But you should!
Evening Standard Contributors
Rebecca Seal and Rachel Khoo write about food for Evening Standard Magazine in the UK and are adorable!
Spectrum Dance, the innocvative Seattle institution, is celebrating 10 years with Donald Byrd as artistic directo. I was happy to be asked to supply images for the whole seaon, as they make huge contributions artistically to my community and he has an AWESOME FACE
PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOU
...or at least, that's what he told me
drawn just for fun
PEOPLE OF SECRET WORTH
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS, BUSINESS FOLK, AND OTHER PEOPLE OF QUIET NOTE