(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper)
Kate is a lovely kind soul... her thoughtful compassionate nature is evident from the moment you meet her. But don't let her soft exterior fool you, she is no pushover...quite the contrary... she will stand her ground and voice her concerns over the treatment of others; making her a woman to admire and the perfect role model for her daughter Ella (see her portrait here).
*Did you notice the fun 'curly' shadows on the top of Kate's shoulder?
I see the chalk artist below was also inspired to paint Kate!
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