Art Pressman’s portraits in oil, pastel or charcoal, are unique. They have been described as being almost photographic in technique yet seem to catch the essence of a person and go beyond ordinary realism. Among his clients have been Governor Lawton Chiles (Florida), Governor Toney Anaya (New Mexico), F. Lee Bailey, attorney, B.J. Thomas, singer, Earl Thomas Conley, musician, Harrison Schmidt, U.S. Senator and Astronaut, and R. C. Gorman, artist. Sittings are not required, only good quality photographs that capture a person’s favorite expression, are all that are needed. Mr. Pressman is also quite accomplished in landscape, marine paintings, Southwest art, pet portraits, and any kind of specialized subject matter.