Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Portrait of a Generous Man

Former Texas Governor Bill Clements made an unprecedented donation of $100 million to UT Southwestern Hospital before he died in 2011. With the help of this generous gift a new state-of-the-art hospital has been built.  Recently there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the building and to officially open it to serve the community.

I was asked to paint a portrait of the governor to hang in the atrium of the hospital.  (It's on the wall in the bottom right corner.)

It was a privilege and a pleasure working on this project with Governor Clements' daughter, Mrs. Nancy Seay, who was helpful in ensuring that I capture her father's likeness and character.

William P. Clements Jr.


  1. Very nice portrait, James. Since that's your second portrait of a Texas govenor, I wonder who's next?