Oil and Scarabs on Linen, 71x 91 cm

Jacqueline is a very close friend of mine and has provided me with some of the most valued guidance over the years. She has a background in theatre and film and is one of the most hard working people I know. I remember her once describing herself to be like one of those beetles that can carry many times their own weight, which is why I’ve chosen to decorate her clothing with a range of scarabs. 

I worked on a few drawings of Jacqueline and 2 paintings, one in which she was directing a class, with very intent waving arms, but I like this one especially as it shows a reflective and calmer side of her.