FREEMAN, Tom, (American, 1952-2015): ''The Perfect Storm'', Watercolor, sight size 16'' x 21'', signed lower left and dated 1998, framed, 26.5'' x 32''. for more information about this artist's highly interesting career please visit this site On April 10, 2002, Tom had the honor of giving one of his paintings to the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II in Vatican City, Rome. The painting is hanging in Pope Pius IX museum in Italy. The White House Historical Association has commissioned Tom for the past 4 years to produce cover art for the Association's annual Christmas card. Tom was awarded the Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award on April 3, 2003. On September 3, 2003, Tom presented a painting to President George W. Bush depicting the President's landing aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. The painting was presented to him in the Oval Office.