I drew this colored pencil portrait of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primary season.  I never expected that, within one year, this would happen.

Bernie Sanders signs Noel Hefele Print. Ian Hefele gave it to him

That’s my brother Ian on the left. He gave Bernie a gicleé print of the drawing and Bernie pulled out his pen and offered to sign another copy that my brother was carrying.  Adam took the photograph.  Bernie signed right across the chin.

The best part about this: they were able to keep it secret for over 6 weeks until they saw me in person and were able to hand it to me directly.

I’m told he was impressed that I captured the likeness so well and was grateful to take a copy with him.

I just got it framed by a neighbor and Dorsey Gallery artist, Mr Bell Bey.  He did a fantastic job.

If you want a print of the drawing, you can find it on my etsy shop