Generally I paint those I admire. I also choose controversial characters who are known for their complicated — and often negative — reputations. They are all people of consequence whether they be saints or scoundrels.

I refer to my style as deliberately awkward with colorful clumsiness using a combination of colors that work well together. I am attempting to capture a bit of personality in these historic and contemporary characters and maybe it’s not their true personality but it might make people think about them a little differently.

From Frida Kahlo, to U.S. Presidents, to the notorious RBG, many of my portraits are on displayed on my website, rdkart.blogspot.com

Civil Rights Activists and BLM

RBG and Supreme Court Portraits

Roosevelt, Lincoln and US Presidents


Diplomats and Politicians