Around November 2018, I sat with Mitch and Cadine at their home in Washington DC. They shared a story filled memories of struggle, triumphs, and the future. I really appreciated them for sharing with me and it inspired the direction I took with their paintings.

A portrait represents the essence of the subject. The biggest influence on that essence here were the Obama Portraits. This is a portrait of “Black Excellence.” Watch this couple talk about their life below.