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Amelia tragically passed away last year. This portrait was a commission which I found profoundly moving, and seemed to speak to me as I painted.
My career in primary teaching and as an art/design specialist allowed me to learn to use and experience a wide range of materials, media and form to express my ideas. I illustrated for Flutewise magazine for 20 years. I have been using pastels most recently, and find their versatility, wide colour range and the way they link drawing and painting, suit my style of work. I focus mainly on portraiture or both people and animals.
– Wendy Standen