I was commissioned to draw this portrait of Nickie, having done her children some years previously. She had to travel some three hours, as they had moved, so we usually made a day of the sittings, and as you can see she has a delightful personality. She was keen to have a portrait of herself, as she felt it to be a more permanent reminder of her existence than mere photos for generations to come, rather than as a vanity project. As she said, photos can get lost in drawers over time, whereas a portrait hangs on a wall.
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