President Barack Obama visits his hometown to do a bit of fundraising. Kay’s paintings provide a backdrop for the evening’s agenda.
Kay Smith, Watercolor Laureate of Illinois paintings thrilled the crowd. As a historical artist Kay’s paintings are all personally researched and painted on site. Her paintings tell a story. Kay’s paintings pictured above are Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson and Fountain of Flowers which was painted on site at the Illinois Executive Mansion. President Obama acknowledged Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as an “outstanding governor of the great state of Illinois.”
Also attending were White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and Henry Munoz, the Finance Chair of the DNC and architect of Obama’s fundraising strategy in the Latino community.