Pence Pays Tribute To Family, Faith In Official Portrait

Aug 11, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence returned home to Indiana for a reveal of his official gubernatorial portrait.

Pence leans against his desk with his hands crossed in his portrait, an open Bible to his right with a photo of his wife and children, and on his left a stack of law books, and the United States and Indiana flags behind him.

Each portion of the portrait has significance to Pence, including a stack of law books that belonged to his father, that now are with him in Washington, D.C.

“The portrait is really just about paying tribute, ah, to all those who are not the subject of the portrait,” Pence says.

In the ceremony at the Statehouse, Pence was joined by his wife Karen, his mother and his youngest daughter.

Gov. Eric Holcomb, Pence’s former lieutenant governor, says Hoosiers continue to have a front row to history.

“And I think it is safe to say that Mike and Karen Pence, and the entire Pence family, made Indiana proud,” Holcomb says.

Pence injected a bit of self-deprecating humor as he thanked the artist, Indianapolis native Mark Dillman.

“Mark told me he wanted it to be his best one ever, and given what you had to work with, I think it is,” Pence says.

The portrait will join the Indiana Governors’ Portrait Collection.