Monday, April 27, 2009
Local Artist Rocks the Red
Not only did Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals win Game 7 against the Rangers, they're immortalized in the artwork of Bethesda artist and popular Spin coach at my WSC, Anna Rose Soevik, (www.todaysportraits.com) who is busy painting portraits when she's not on a bike. Her recent show at Bethesda's John Matthew Moore gallery included a portrait of President Obama, and if you were at the Lincoln Ball after the inaugural you would have seen three more of Anna's portraits of the president on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Anna painted Capitals hockey phenom Alex Ovechkin for the Capitals' "Amazing Auction" charity event last month, but still has some signed prints of the Ovechkin available for purchase. You can find more of Anna's work in D.C. at Busboys and Poets and this summer at Wolftrap, where her portraits of performers will be displayed until they are auctioned for charity. She's currently painting Robert F. Kennedy's portrait for the National Book and Journalism Awards. Let's Go Caps!