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These compositions delineate my own kind of "picture-writing" transformational imagery by means of the pen and the brush. Thorough research into the subjects of the art enabled the design of individuated, free-form compositional stuctures that express the personalities of those being honored, as well as successfully meeting each client's purpose in commisioning the art's creation.

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors the Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Board of Governors, Paul Volcker

Commissioned by
The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sumi ink, Watercolor, and Gouache
34 x 33 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, Lord George Robertson

Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
14 x 19 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors
General Joseph W. Ralston
Supreme Allied Commander
of Europe, of the NATO Alliance

Commissioned by
The Atlantic Council
of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
28 x 16 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors the Chairman
of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Alan Greenspan

Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
21 x 18 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors U. S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Commissioned by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Watercolor painting, 32 x 43 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
for his Distinguished International Leadership
Commissioned by The Atlantic Councilof the United States
Sumi ink and Watercolor 18 x 14 inches, framed

A Wedding Testimonial of Brian and Julie's marriage vows, accompanied by the witness signatures of family members and friends.

I composed a montage of scenic symbolism that reflects the bride and groom's love for their home State of Maine, their alma mater, Bowdoin College, the Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall, and of cherry blossoms blooming in the Spring time.

Illuminated Calligraphy painting commissioned by Brian C. Williams

Sumi ink and Watercolor
19 x 25 inches, unframed

Mr. Powell is well known for serving as
U. S. Secretary of State from 2001-2005, and for his career military service in the United States Army, where he achieved
the rank of four-star General

Illuminated Calligraphy painting commissioned by The Atlantic Council
of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
24 x 16 inches, framed

In preparation for creating art, I learned more about his whole life. A few of these colorful illuminations are depicting:

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors U. S. Secretary of the
Treasury, Robert E. Rubin

Commissioned by The Atlantic
Council of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
14 x 20 inches, framed

In this work, you can find references to Virginia's history. A few of the scenes and symbols depict:

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors
U. S. Senator, John W. Warner. Commissioned by
The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor      24 x 20 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors U. S. Senator Chuck Hagel
Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States
Sumi ink and Watercolor, 24 x 16 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors
General James L. Jones, Jr. Supreme Allied Commander
of Europe, of the NATO Alliance

Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States

Sumi ink and Watercolor
17 x 21 inches, framed

Illuminated Calligraphy painting that honors Lieuteant General Brent Scowcroft for his Distinguished International Leadership
Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States
Sumi ink and Watercolor, 15 x 21 inches, framed

Joanne C. Wasserman
jcw@wassermandesign.com