Saturday, 20 June 2009


These pictures accompany my large canvas portrait for my exhibition.

Final show Artwork!!

This is me at my final show exhibition, my piece is called fragility, it represents the how fragile a woman is during pregnancy, and yes the pregnant woman in on the canvas is me, but I'm not and have never been pregnant. I just had some trouble finding a pregnant woman who was comfortable modeling for me. 

Friday, 17 April 2009

Catherine Howard.

Catherine Howard was Henry VIII firth wife. She married him at a very young age, 17 give or take, she was beheaded around the age of 19 for adultery. The accusations made against Catherine Howard were actually true, being married at such a young age, she did not understand the responsibility and duties of being a queen and was therefore immature. It is believed she did not know what she was doing, but she still met a grim end. She had no children by Henry VIII.

Anne of Cleves.

This picture is of Anne of Cleves. She was Henry VIII fourth wife, but was only married to her for a few months as he thought she was unattractive. The marriage was soon annulled with little difficulty. Anne of Cleves later came to be known as the Kings beloved sister, and was given many estates and money and lived out the rest of her life in comfort, she never remarried.  

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Jane Seymour.

 Jane Seymour, Henry VIII third wife, She had one surviving son, and Henry VIII only son Edward 6th, Jane Seymour died of complications (perhaps an infection) not long after Edward was born. Henry VIII was buried beside Jane seymour when he died even though he had 3 more wives after her, he said that Jane was his true wife as she was the only one who gave him a male heir......... how nice he was.   

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Katherine of Aragon.

Henry VIII First wife, I would of sketched her first but Anne Boleyn got in my way :) Katherine of Aragon had one living daughter named Mary who became queen Mary I later on. Henry VIII divorced Katherine after a seven year struggle, which  he eventually broke with the church of Rome and creating a new monarch: the head of the church of England. Which people of course blamed Anne boleyn for. Tut Tut. 

Monday, 23 February 2009

Anne Boleyn.

I have a little fascination with the tudors at the moment as you can see, and Anne Boleyns my favorite, unfortunately she meets a grim fate....lovely, anyway this is my version of her.
 Anne Boleyn had one daughter named Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth I, a very famous monarch:)