Notable artist and Clan Colquhoun member, Michael Shane Neal, attended a dinner with over 700 artists from 15 countries to see Sir John Leighton, Director General of the National Galleries, receive the Wetmore Leadership in the Fine Arts Award.
Shane also sketched Sir john on stage for the participants. Shane has completed portraits of such luminaries such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, former Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, U.S. Senators Arlen Specter, Robert C. Byrd, Bill Frist, Federal Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss, Scotland; and Actor Morgan Freeman. The Beaman Library at Lipscomb University hosted Sir John for University donors and faculty.