Kate Middleton Portrait Artist Butthurt Over CriticismTracie Egan Morrissey1/23/13 12:30pmFiled to: Kate MiddletonPaul emsleyDuchess of CambridgeGettypremium184EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPaul Emsley, the 75-year-old British artist who painted Kate Middleton to look like one of his contemporaries for her first official portrait, is super offended by the criticism he received after the painting was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this month. He described the poor reviews of his work as a "circus," a "witch hunt," and "destructive" to him, his wife, and his daughters. OK, Paul, that's enough. Get a grip. Jeez.