'TIME' for Barack Obama - Artist Stephen B Whatley, December 2008.
© Stephen B Whatley
TIME , the American weekly news magazine has chosen to publish the 2008 portrait tribute of US President - elect, Barack Obama painted by British artist, Stephen B Whatley - in their issue dated December 29, 2008 - out next week worldwide.
Selecting from 100,000 images on Flickr.com, TIME have chosen the 30 best images of Barack Obama, including this portrait - painted on November 1, 2008 - 3 days before the US Election.
The artist- who has an abiding affection for the USA - paints with his heart and soul , with great passion and many prayers; and this oil painting - inspired by a kaleidescope of recent photographs of Barack Obama - can be viewed on this site by clicking the link below.
Stephen B Whatley - pictured here in London, UK, today - was born in 1965. His work is in private collections worldwide; and public collections including BBC Heritage and the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II.
'Barack Obama' by Stephen B Whatley. 2008
Oil on canvas, 30 x 24in
Private collection, London, UK