Commandant’s Portrait Painting

Commandant’s Portrait Painting


It’s a super humbling experience for me
to get to paint the Commandant’s portrait and one day I’m going to get to look
back on this with my family and show them that I was a part of making history. Recently, I was chosen as the first
Active Duty Marine to paint the 37th Commandant’s portrait Robert B. Neller. My grandpa was an artist during the Korean War and being able to follow along in
his footsteps means the world to me having my art in the history books
alongside his, there’s nothing greater than that. I utilized traditional painting techniques to create the Commandant’s
portrait, making it the first painting in the collection to be digitally illustrated. It’s easy to forget the importance of what you’re
doing when you’re sitting in a room painting this portrait, but finally seeing it hung
up in the Pentagon hallway next to all these other portrait paintings is a
surreal experience for me and something I’m never going to forget.

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