Portrait of Lady Nina Birch

Christmas 2014 I made a visit out to the English Mansion and was treated to a wonderful hog-roast by the fire of the Great Hall to the sound of slave-minstrels playing from the lofty gallery. As the meal came to a close Mistress Sidonia dismissed the slave-waiters for the night and told me of her desire for a commission. She wished to give a portrait as a surprise gift to her long-time friend and collaborator Lady Nina Birch.

“She has everything already, so what better than a portrait by you.”

she cooed, jabbing an elegantly gloved finger into my ribs. I painted Lady Nina many years back and again recently as part of the Sardax Circus . Mistress Sidonia had told me that one of her favourite paintings of mine was of a bizarre shoe-shop I had made as part of a commissioned series.


I took this as a guide though I kept it a little more focussed on her and not any activity. I wanted it to show her perhaps in the quiet library of her own Mansion with its monogrammed fireplace and symbolic crossed birches. On the shelves books are shown with titles relating to her own life and interests. At her feet sissy-maids (a great speciality of Lady Nina) are shown polishing her boots to a bright gleam.


The presentation was held on her birthday at a very exclusive club.  I was invited to witness the unwrapping and it was an immense pleasure to see the smile on her face as she took it all in, and also to see Mistress Sidonia’s satisfaction as she looked on.  She had given her an unique and unrepeatable gift ; it was a great pleasure to be asked to provide this.

Learn more about Sardax portraiture here

The Sardax Circus

The Sardax Circus is an occasional series I add to whenever it is commissioned, themed around traditional circus acts.
Well-known mistresses in U.K. and abroad are featured in this truly “femdom” event.

Mistress Sidonia

The ringmistress of the circus is Mistress Sidonia introducing us to the proceedings. http://www.theenglishmansion.com

Mistress Akella

An experienced equestrienne herself Mistress Akella rides bareback on one of the male “horses”. http://www.mistressakella.com

Mistress Arella

Walking on a bridge of interlocked males, Mistress Arella walks with an umbrella high up in the circus.

Lady Nina Birch

Lady Nina Birch and her performing troop of tame sissies jumping through a hoop of fire. http://www.ladyninabirch.com

Madame Caramel

Madame Caramel on her very own human trapeze swings high up in the big top. http://www.madamecaramel.com