Artwork / Public Faces / Randy Leonard (Portland City Commissioner)

painted portrait of Randy Leonard
Gwenn Seemel
Randy Leonard (Portland City Commissioner)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Though I painted Randy’s portrait in 2005 as part of Public Faces, it didn’t make much of a splash until four years later with this article that made certain false claims about the elitism of portraiture. As an avid self-portraitist, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how little portraiture actually is about ego.