Maggie O’Neill is an artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur widely recognized for her iconic pop and impressionist paintings and mixed-media works of Washington, D.C., landmarks, figureheads, and symbols. Each artwork is rendered in dazzling, technicolor brushstrokes. “I believe color is the answer. I believe art creates the most unlikely and profound connection between people all over the world. I was put on this planet to create art, create spaces and create connection and conversation through my work,” she says. In 2012, she personally presented to Barack Obama her portrait of the then president.