NASA HQ, Groom Lake, Nevada - In oils - crude if you like, sweet light crude.
That's the remit of a $1 million commission to capture the presidential image on a 10' x 6' canvas, quarter-sawn walnut or Egyptian papyrus.
And Ray the-alien-pathologist Santilli is the man selected for the post-Impressionist brush strokes by NASA X-Files division's country club clubhouse.
The leisure camp caters to thousands of Agency personnel working deep underground at the hush-hush Area 51 facility.
Better known for his 1995 Alien Autopsy footage Santilli has an impressive CV and recently conducted Mrs Thatcher's postmortem.
Other career-best hits include autopsies of Princess Diana and Ronald Reagan and a future order book jammed with celebs such as Simon Cowell and, er, Cheryl cole.
But when he's not chopping up extraterrestrial cadavers the Brit alien prober is a dab hand behind a canvas as his recent watercolor painting of Hillary Clinton attests.
It's hoped his eventual Obama portrait will hang above the NASA clubhouse Saloon Bar fireplace replacing an ancient stuffed moose that Sarah Palin donated to the Roswell NAAFI after a tragic run-in with some Juneau roadkill.
A companion portrait of Michelle Obama is also likely to be executed by the artist to hang at the Washington Smithsonian from Halloween 2013.