Client Name: Personal Project
The Objective: Illustrated portraits of Inspirational New Zealand Women
Services/Other Credit: Black Pen, Watercolour, Paper, 210x297mm.
This was somewhat inspired by my daughter’s love of a book I bought her called “Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls” which features the true stories of 100 inspiring women from around the world. It was also inspired by Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton and being really drawn to her stylised line work and use of black pen and watercolour.The women I featured in my portraits are a mix of well known and not well known, but all world leaders in their area of speciality, and women I personally admire.
Jacinda Ardern – NZ’s prime minister, youngest female world leader and had a baby while in office. Dame Valerie Adams – multiple Olympic and world champion shotput athlete. Lorde – world famous musician, acclaimed for breaking the mould of Hollywood stereotypes and being really talented. Jonelle Price – eventing equestrian, one of the highest ranked eventer’s in the world (one of the few sports where male and female competitors compete against each other). Courtney Duncan – motocross, women’s world motocross champion.