oil on canvas
This portrait captures the sitter in a favourite room in her country home. The combination of the dress fabric and furniture upholstery, against the backdrop of the hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, presented an opportunity to explore pattern and texture in a way that suggests the sitter’s interest in textiles and embroidery. It is a painting filled with quiet atmosphere and diffuse afternoon light, offset by the subject’s direct gaze, a deliberate reflection of her strength of personality.

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