Clara

2014
acrylic on canvas
61 x 51cm

I didn’t know Clara at all when I was commissioned to paint this portrait. Before I started I asked Clara’s grandmother Fern to tell me something about her granddaughter. She told me that Clara was a typical Gemini, loved animals, climbing trees and baking cupcakes. I can’t explain why I wanted to paint  the rabbits, but I was totally surprised when I showed the completed portrait it to Fern. She said ‘Clara used to have two white rabbits that looked just like that.’

• December 6, 2014

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