Hillary Rodham Clinton, Seven of Diamonds

Oil and acrylic on canvas
70 x 72"
©2000 Tina Mion

Senator Clinton had her share of antagonists long before she became one of America’s most talked-about First Ladies. Hillary has been attacked for everything from her hairstyles to her ambition. Her story is not over yet.

Sometimes my ideas for paintings come in dreams; this one came in a particularly peculiar one. I was talking on an outdoor pay phone to Betty Ford discussing her portrait, when a fast-walking Hillary came purposely striding around the corner. I barely had time to shout over my shoulder, “Hey Hillary, how would you like your painting?” She replied, “Fishbowl.”

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