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Guess what is hanging in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport!

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Rathbone. I am an artist and a huge Ron Paul
supporter. I decided to combine my two passions this election season
in hopes of spreading consciousness of the liberty movement. Earlier
this year I "live" painted a 4' x4' Ron Paul portrait at different
music shows to spread awareness and spark interest in the movement.
After completing the painting, I thought long and hard about where to
hang it. I definitely wanted it to be in a public location but could
not think of where...

Because my studio is in a large artist compound in Austin, TX, a
couple of weeks ago, my studio director informed all the painters that
he was working with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Art
Director and each of us could submit one painting to showcase for the
next several months. I was ecstatic! I freaked at this opportunity
and instantly chose to show my Ron Paul painting. What better place
to show?!?! It is now hanging by Gate 8 near the restrooms in
the airport and has been hanging there since March 27! The title is
Twenty.Twelve. You must have a ticket and pass through TSA to see it
but if anyone is flying, please take some pictures and email them to
me! I am also selling 11" x 17" prints for 20 bucks each, and half
the proceeds will go straight to the Ron Paul money bombs! Email me
for prints, and go RON PAUL! efrathbone@gmail.com

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Your portrait print featured in video clip.

Here is a just a lovely little video clip put together by "Nui". John P. Slevin brought it to my attention, it's so feel good!


It's a bit of a mash-up of video taken at the Austin, Texas Ron Paul rally and near the end, starting about 3:10, there is a very slow zoom of a your portrait print on a "sign-stick", being held in the throng by a Ron Paul supporter ... and the clip is in High Definition as well, 1080P.

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website is up for purchase of ron paul print!

Hi everyone! If you are still interested in the Twenty.Twelve print, please go to my website elizabethrathboneart.com, click on store, then you should be able to purchase the 20 dollar print through paypal. thanks and peace!

Elizabeth Faures Rathbone

How much...

for the original?

I'll be ordering

Thanks, Elizabeth. I get paid and will be ordering tomorrow. Looking forward to being a proud owner of a print of your Ron Paul portrait.

Gwen Kraft

"Personal Liberty & Personal Responsibility" -- Dr. Ron Paul

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." -- Bob Dylan

Beautiful work!

I see the use of the colors as representative of all of his strong principles that he doesn't try to hide; they are right there on his face for all to see. And yet, it seems so natural and right.

Wonderful job!

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Beautiful, and the location is a perfect irony

His pensive look back at the TSA Goon location speaks volumes. Great work, so glad this is there. Is there any way this could be captioned @ the airport?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

love it!!!

A major airport, love it, love it. Really nice portrait and placement.

Romney only wishes he could get this devotion.



You did the good Doctor some great Justice.

Good job Elizabeth

AWESOME JOB!!! Thank you for your talent

you put it to good use... you are an amazing artist, this is a perfect painting.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Took some photos!

Elizabeth, I was able to take a couple of pictures while I was in austin. I will try to email them to you this week! Such a great work of art!

That is absolutely amazing.

Seriously. What a strong image.


painting Elizabeth..Thank you for sharing.

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

Wow. Simply stunning...

Wow. Simply stunning...

Wow Elizabeth!

I really like it. You're definitely a talented artist. And how cool is it that you have the opportunity for it to be displayed like that? :) Keep up the coolness!

Beautiful Defiance

This represents all the smears, all the attacks, the jabs, the slanders, the muck raking and slime thrown at him unjustly and through it all Ron Paul still stands nobly, defiant, unwavering, unflinching, resolute. He cares not for what they say about him. He sees beyond their foolish ways and ignorance and sees the brighter tomorrow, the one that his words and ideas have have planted in our hearts and minds. The one he knows we will dutifully cultivate and pass on to others. His message and life transcend their petty diatribes and dismissals. He has inspired the rising generation and reawakened the forgotten, the weary and apathetic. They rise up to stand beside him. Those fighting against him, their hopes of silencing and destroying him are already dashed. He stands in solemn mockery to their futile attempts to stop an idea whose time has come. He sees liberty. He sees it is right. He sees that we will prevail, and it is enough.

Ms. Rathbone you have gone beyond capturing a simple likeness. You have captured his very essence, his life, his struggle, his humility, his optimism and indomitable spirit. Thank you for this.

Beautiful commentary.

You have absolutely nailed it. This piece and your words really speak to me as I hope it does to many others.

Objectivism, the philosophy of liberty.


and thank you for your words

and thank you for your words

Elizabeth Faures Rathbone

very nice work

Ron Paul will go down in history as an amazing person that inspired a generation to fight for liberty. To never give up. He inspires us all because he is a man of virtue. Your art is symbolic of the inspiration he brings to all of us. A desire to be better humans, in a better world. Ron Paul for liberty 2012~


And lets hope and try our best to have him become the 45th President of the United States of America.

Only had time for the first link but

It was a surprise! Really great work, Liz. :-)

Now it's about the Constitution and the fight to defend it.

Wasn't this on the local news here?

It seems like I saw it the other day. If it was, put up a link to the station and maybe we can get the video.


I am not aware of it being on any news channel but that would be awesome if it was! Let me know if you find it!

Elizabeth Faures Rathbone


Amazing dynamicism and colors. It's wonderful to see a portrait of Paul in a contemporary style. As a hobby artist I would love to attend one of your live painting sessions or visit your compound -- will have to look you up if I'm ever in Austin!

Airport Today, Museum In A Decade Or So

This painting is destined for the museum. I am sure when someday they are adding Paul's face as the fifth face on Mt. Rushmore, that this painting will be added to the museum opened in Paul's honor.



that is truly sensational. Take away the fact that I'm a Dr Paul supporter, and you have an absolute breath-taking depiction of a man. Add back in the fact that I like Paul and wow, you really captured him. People like you see the world through much more vivid and unique eyes than I was given.

Fantastic work. You have an amazing gift!


You're very talented. If I could afford one, I'd buy one;0)

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Hi, it's Pat Jack.

Thanks so much for joining and posting about this on the Daily Paul. Fine art, in any form, that is representative of Ron Paul is a big, BIG morale booster as you can see from the terrific response and interaction with your post.

I want to encourage you to consider making larger reproductions available.

Also, Dr. Paul is hanging close to his offices in Clute, Texas. He's going to be close to home for a while as the Texas "delegate contest" goes down to the wire.

The opportunity to have him sign the portrait while he is close to home is very, VERY likely.

Even better, please consider painting another portrait, and getting that one signed.

I'm sure Michael Nystrum, the owner/operator of this website, would be interested in participating with you in a GRAND AUCTION and promotion for such a project. The continued development of prints offered for sale will of course go a very long way in increasing the interest in the portrait.

Dr. Paul LOVES to sign stuff, and I'm sure he would love to sign your portrait, and would love even more to sign the "second one" which I'm sure all of us would really like to see ... errrr ... hint, hint, nudge nudge.

I will support your efforts, as you are making donations based upon the proceeds from the prints by pushing this to my buyers and supporters list I've developed for http://www.facebook.com/RonPaulPortraits and would love to feature you as an artist there.

Can I get permission to download, and then upload a graphic of the painting to the RPP facebook site and do a story and feature on this?


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And I think ..

It's totally rad.

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Awesome work!

I love the colors and mood, so inspired. Keep it up and lets see more!

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