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Abby’s family portrait

Latest Etsy commission, this time for Abby in Cambridge! The idea was to capture a happy time for this gorgeous family, including nods to some more or less obvious likes and hobbies – from gardening to mermaids, history books and Pinot Grigio, there is definitely […]

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Todd’s cycling family

Another lovely brief all the way from Melbourne this time! This was a present from Nina to her husband Todd on his 40th birthday from which was just a couple of days ago!! The family loves nothing more than an outing on their bikes in […]

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Alicia Markova, la chatte

More fascinating ladies of dance… Alicia probably wouldn’t have believed she would ever turn into a splendid she-cat for Balanchine as a star of the Ballets Russes. For a start, she was born Lily Marks, a jewish girl from Finsbury Park in North London. She […]

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Martha Graham

Back to my heroines of contemporary dance – this time we’re not talking meak flower on the wall of dance history, but tackling the uber influential Martha Graham – we are talking THE mother of modern dance. She believed in the deep meaning of movement […]

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Lucia Joyce 

I have very much enjoyed my latest forays in the early twentieth century looking at amazing women who made a huge impact on contemporary and modern dance – see my previous posts on Helen Tamiris and Aida Overton Walker.  It’s made me want to find out more […]

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Tara and Ed’s wedding portrait

Tara asked me to create this portrait for her wedding – so I felt very privileged to get access to all their outfits before the big day, and got to see the bride before her groom!! The drawing was used as a cake topper, but […]

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Aida Overton Walker 

   Continuing with the series on obscure leading ladies of dance, I give you Aida Overton Walker. Aida starting in vaudeville and was a huge hit in the US at the start of the 1900s. She went on to successfully transition to more serious dramatic […]

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Helen Tamiris by Man Ray (and me!)

   I went on a papercutting workshop recently – something I’ve been meaning to explore for quite some time. We worked on a couple of things on the day, but for me not an original piece of artwork. So this is my first proper karuski […]

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