La Donna Della Grazia

Acrylic on canvas with custom made frame and metal leaf
2014

30" x 35"

When I met Grace I thought she looked like a Pre Raphaelite goddess. As I got to know her and learned about her journey as a transgender woman I asked if I could paint her. The result was La Donna Della Grazia, a collaborative project that took place over several months as we explored themes of expression and femininity.

The final work was exhibited at Cornerhouse as part of Cornerhouse Projects.

Find out more about why we used Pre Raphaelite styling and how we collaborated to get this final image on my blog HERE

La Donna Della Grazia

Acrylic on canvas board
2014

Model: Grace Oni Smith

La Donna Della Grazia

Butterfly detail in custom designed frame

Wood and metal leaf
2014

Chalk study of Grace

Chalk on paper
2014

Model Grace Oni Smith

Grace with no make up

Chalk Study of Grace

Chalk on paper
2014

Model Grace Oni Smith

Study taken from photo shoot for the final painting