Artwork / Public Faces / Janice Wilson (Multnomah County Judge)

painted portrait of the lovely and kind Janice Wilson
Gwenn Seemel
Janice Wilson (Multnomah County Judge)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches

When I approached Janice about participating in Public Faces, I hoped she would be an interesting subject—after all, it was Sidney who had recommended her. Janice did not disappoint me. As we were wrapping up our already fun photo-session, she asked me if I would like to try on her robe and sit in the judge’s seat in the courtroom. She explained that it was something she often allowed kids who visited her courtroom to do. This remains one of my favorite interview moments.