Mistress “T” is a great personal friend of Mistress Sidonia (who commissioned the portrait of Nina Birch) A while back she commissioned me to paint this portrait for Mistress T’s 40th birthday.
I wanted to make it an intimate portrait in a bedroom setting, as she has a particularly seductive expression. My initial idea was to have a gold/brown/red colour scheme but I changed it to blue/icy tones as I thought it important to emphasise her clear eyes. On the bed there are a few of her “tools of the trade”, suggesting something going on behind the curtains. On the tassel you can just see the initials of the “English Mansion”. Being Canadian, there is a subtle reference to the maple leaf on the drapery-and a “T” on the pillows of course.
(Will we ever know what the “T” stands for?)
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