Pamela Newel Sellers
by Leslie Watts

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Egg tempera on panel
304 x 304 mm

Leslie Watts is a self-taught artist and illustrator whose work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions in Ontario. Watts has also illustrated numerous children’s books for publishers in Canada and the UK.

The portrait is of the mother of Watts’s partner. Aged eighty-eight, she had a stroke some years ago that affected the right side of her face. She posed for reference photographs and sketches for this portrait in which Watts says she: ‘Set out to portray her charm, dignity, and enduring sense of humour’.

    Pamela Newel Sellers by Leslie Watts, 2013
    © Leslie Watts