by Natalie Holland
600 x 450 mm
Natalie Holland studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, St Petersburg and after moving to Norway from her native Russia also studied with Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions in Norway, the USA and the UK.
The portrait is of Agnes, the 10-year-old daughter of a friend. Holland was inspired to capture the contrast between the girl’s appearance, saying ‘she looks like a princess from a Nordic fairy tale’, and her mischievous and feisty personality. During the portrait sittings Agnes talked about her world and forgot about the formality of sitting for a portrait.
© Natalie Holland