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DMacA_3Domhnall MacAuley is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK


Imagine your work was featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Last week, Colin Davidson’s portrait of Angela Merkel, thrust this relatively unknown Northern Irish artist into the international limelight. A household name locally, Davidson is best known for his portraits of Irish writers, poets, musicians, and figures from the media. But, his portrait of Brad Pitt in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington first attracted the attention of the creative director of Time and led to this commission. In painting his portrait of Merkel, however, it was the first time that he had painted entirely from photographs and film ...continue reading