Brooklyn artist reflects on painting Michelle Obama for official White House portrait

The Brooklyn artist behind Michelle Obama’s official White House portrait, Sharon Sprung, said painting the former first lady was an honor that she’ll always remember.

“Working with Michelle was just wonderful, but being a small part of her memories — she’s an extraordinary woman,” said Sprung, recalling the time she spent with Michelle Obama, including the former first lady’s visit to her Boerum Hill studio.

“She came all the way up here and there were two security guards, or secret services, on each floor,” said Sprung.

While sitting took place in Washington D.C., the portrait took shape in the Brooklyn studio. It’s an experience Sprung is unlikely

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