Pirouette Time

Justin Trudeau attends Buckingham Palace tribute dinner to the Queen

Court Painter exhibits exuberance with a pirouette  reminiscent of a former prime minister.

The Queen & Court Painter have a chuckle about the good old days!


Court Painter among TIME’s 100 most influential people

Court Painter has been named one of the world’s most influential people.

The praise comes from TIME magazine’s fifteenth annual ‘Most Influential People in the World’ list.

Court Painter’s angry Press Attache A Hardon MacKay just missed the list at 101 .

As defined by TIME’S editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, “TIME’s annual list of the world’s most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now.”

The Great Dominion’s preeminent portraitist of political pulchritude is in good company on the prestigious list which includes a wide range of international leaders, artists, scientists, activists, and athletes.

Court Painter was included on the list in TIME’s Leaders category alongside the likes of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, John Barron,David Dennison , John Millar and US president Donald Trump.

Press Attache A Hardon MacKay penned a bit of a truth stretcher on Court Painter for TIME, saying:

“There will be a few names globally that will become etched in our art history books. They will be the names that mark the shift in our artistic landscape, when senior artists took the reins and heralded a different type of art politics. Court Painter is not the first to come to mind ; his tottering presence alone is not remarkable, but winning over customers with a message of cheap prices and solid frames, when other portraitists the world over choose a better business plan—that is remarkable.”



Twitter Storm Trooper Redux

Democracy is not an on and off switch, it's a dial! (Paraphrasing David Frum)

Unfit to Command

This president is not in command of himself. He’s obsessed with his own problems. He seethes with rage and resentment for all the world to view—and those emotions are visibly distorting his decision-making.( Excerpt from David Frum article Unfit to Command The Atlantic)

Just A Thought !

Kinder Morgan’s Blackmail

Notley and Trudeau hint at propping up uneconomic pipeline with taxpayers’ money.

By Andrew Nikiforuk Today | TheTyee.ca

In a moral world Canadian governments would admit that pipelines and tankers export refinery jobs and greenhouse gas emissions on a disastrous scale.

In a just world Alberta would have to admit it has allowed industry to overproduce bitumen due to low royalties and bad governance. The province has no strategic plan for bitumen other than screaming for pipelines.

But Canada, like its southern neighbour, is having trouble behaving normally, morally or justly these days.

But Trudeau and Notley think its OK to embrace a debt-ridden U.S. company so it can export, via tankers, unrefined bitumen to Chinese refineries where the upgraded resource can enrich the authoritarian Communist party.

Canadians should be more than ashamed.

They should be alarmed.  [Tyee]



Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to testify before the US congress this week , has described the 2016 election as a turning point both for him and for the company over which he holds enormous power.The cavalcade of scandals that followed that November—disputes over user data, fake news, and Russia’s manipulation of the platform—has led to a “very basic shift in how we view our responsibility,” he said in an interview with The Atlantic on Friday.



For The Kids Sake

In a major marketing push,Court Painter cranked out a series of anonymous portraits that are aimed squarely at the kiddies market!

Special Guest (name available upon request) and Court Painter in studio