38.00"x27.00" oils on linen, framed

Not for sale

Description of Dr. Rob Mackenzie

I was commissioned by the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca do paint their retiring CEO Dr. Rob Mackenzie. In all of his time at the CMC, first as surgeon and then as CEO, he never had a beard or mustache and the thought was to keep the likeness as he was while working at the CMC. But I was really taken by the way he looked with this salt and pepper facial hair and did sketches that showed this, hoping they (the committee and his wife) would agree. They did and here is the result. Also had fun with all the neutral tones in his off-pink shirt.