Women of Note is a growing collection of small portraits of women who fascinate me. Among them are artists, scientists, activists, and pioneering culture heroes. The portraits are postcard-sized. The papers are handmade, the colors are mostly very flat matte vinyl paint and the marks are Bic pen. I try to keep the image relatively simple and graphic. Yet, drawing a portrait, even from a photograph, is a very intimate activity and with the colors and drawing I try to feel into what I understand or imagine of the woman’s personality. The portraits also inevitably carry my strong personal feelings about her and her place in history.
Only four are featured here. There are some powerful figures in this collection.