|Philip P. Lader as Ambassador
to the Court of Saint James"s
Collection of the United States Embassy
London, United Kingdom
Oil on linen 72" x 42"
|"Creating a life-like, meaningful account of someone
a decade after the subject period required imaginative study
of old photographs and media accounts and considerable interpretive
skills, not to mention painstaking patience and a deep commitment
to both the individual and the spirit of his work.
In capturing my 1997-2001 tenure at Embassy London - from my
customary stand-up desk and devotion to books, as well as the
central role played by my wife, Linda, to my Land's End-to-John
O'Groats and Coast-to-Coast walks, accurately marked on the
map - Betsy exhibited the remarkable artistic competencies and
personal qualities that distinguish her work beyond fine portraiture."
Ambassador Philip Lader