Marcus Tullius Cicero Portrait 

Oil on Canvas - 3 ft x 4 ft

My work is all about “adding a hidden, deeper meaning” so the challenge to paint a bust of the great Marcus Tullius Cicero was a challenge! This man was many things back in the day including a lawyer, statesman, philosopher, etc.. He has some really great quotes to live by. While coming up with a concept I thought it would be a cool idea to throw a modern twist on his bust and portray him in a suit. The suit represents that his policies, teachings, and famous quotes still live on today. The olive branches are there to show his Roman heritage. And lastly I painted one of his quotes on his blazer. This quote is one of my personal favorites. I also wanted to use color to bring the bust to life.  

Comissioned Piece - 2020