Sunday 25 August 2019

Irish artist's portrait reveals 'hidden' Clinton

Artist and subject: Colin Davidson talks to Bill Clinton at the unveiling of his portrait in New York
Artist and subject: Colin Davidson talks to Bill Clinton at the unveiling of his portrait in New York

Former US president Bill Clinton was visibly moved by a portrait painted by Co Down artist Colin Davidson.

Unveiled in Manhattan yesterday, the painting captured him in a way he would "not be prepared to show myself", he said.

Clinton, who was a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, said it captured the part of his personality he tried to keep hidden.

"I'm very grateful because the painting shows me in a way I would not be prepared to show myself, in my 'I don't know, but I sure hope so' mood.

"This captures a part of my personality I try to keep hidden because I try always to be upbeat, I always try to be positive, to think the best is around the corner."

Irish Independent

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