amy sherald

Oh, the paintings of Baltimore based painter Amy Sherald. I love her work, and guess who else does? Michelle Obama. Yes! On October 13th, it was announced that the former first lady has chosen Amy to paint her official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery! Amazing, and literally the perfect choice. I cannot wait to see the final painting. Can. Not. Wait.

ps. President Obama made a wonderful choice too… Kehinde Wiley will be painting Barack’s portrait!


comments (6)

  1. Carolyn McCarthy /// 10.23.2017 /// 9:55am

    LOVE these paintings! Thank you.

  2. Libby Hart /// 10.23.2017 /// 7:18pm

    Thank you so much for introducing me to the work of Amy Sherald. So beautiful. Her website ( is fantastic.

  3. amy peters /// 10.24.2017 /// 5:03am

    I was beyond excited when I heard the choices the Obamas had made for their official portraits-both artists are brilliant and, like you, I cannot wait to see the final product!!!!

  4. the jealous curator /// 10.24.2017 /// 5:16am

    totally agree! both are such exciting choices! i wonder when the reveal will be?!

  5. Desiree Warren /// 10.24.2017 /// 7:05am

    I just saw her give an artist talk before the opening of the Outwin exhibit here in KCMO! I’m so happy for her and thrilled to have her show piece in town during this awesome time.

  6. Nikkie /// 10.28.2017 /// 10:23am

    THUMBS UP!!!!