Gretchen Markle
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Henry Harper/Stephen the VIII?

Oil on canvas

36 in. X 36 in.

Started the day of prorogation, 2008.

This was a visceral response to Harper's attitude toward the Canadian public, his self-perceived role as Prime Minister, and his apparent sense of entitlement. I believed that he saw himself as king, above the fray and responsible to no-one, let alone Parliament or the electorate.

I later realized that this was a mistake. I should have painted him as God.