Rachel Le Goff
About the artwork:
Miriam is a young Novocastrian working in the Disability Support Work sector. She is tall, lean, and full of energy. It was difficult to get her to sit still to pose in my kitchen. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Miriam continued to work on the frontline, visiting my house to help me with daily living, as I have Multiple Sclerosis. With this portrait I celebrate all the DS workers in the Hunter and bye way of "thank you"; I have painted 8 portraits so far, of the wonderful women who support me.
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61 W x 81.3 H x 5 D cm
acrylic on canvas, framed
About the artist:
My family settled in Morpeth in 1863. I was born in Merewether and attended Newcastle Girls' High School ('78). I learned to paint at Newcastle Art School, later graduating from Oxford university UK.