Thursday, May 09, 2013


Miriam Gordon-Stewart
In 2006 I spent some time in Hamburg drawing Miriam Gordon-Stewart during rehearsals of Figaro. I had intended to make a larger portrait from my initial watercolours but instead they were packed away because I moved to Dunedin.

In 2009 I made a larger study of Miriam in Hamburg, again as a precursor to a larger painting.

I am still unpacking boxes that have been in storage for years and the other day these paintings of Miriam re-surfaced. The larger painting is still germinating but in the meantime I have finally put my preparatory paintings online at

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