Artwork / 2005 / Guillaume

painted portrait of a white man with an intense gaze
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

This is the most famous person who has ever commissioned me, but I’m not going to tell you who he is—at least not here on my site. I promised him I wouldn’t use his name to make myself famous, and I’m glad I did. I’ve had a lot of success since painting him, and, while I know no one ever makes it entirely on their own, I’m glad that neither this Hollywood star nor any other single person can say they made me what I am today. Besides, if I’ve managed to be an artist because of any one person, it’s this one.