This is a tribute to a friend of mine who passed away in 2010. She lived for music and inspired this work from start to finish.
The title is from the Silverchair song ‘Without You’, the band we bonded over and saw in concert together many many times around the country as teenagers.
Traditional drawing in charcoal pencil and pastel, digital embellishments.
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Pop Surrealism – May 2011
Painted Ladies – May 2011
Simpler version is here:

And the t-shirt:

Draws, paints, drinks coffee and walks the dog. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsover 3 years ago

    wauw, i have just no words for this.
    it all fits,

  • Thanks Sanne, it’s all from the heart.

    – Sarah Mac

  • bloorain
    bloorainover 3 years ago

    may she rest in peace. I love the soft color and you express her being loss in the music sooooo well. Instant fav!

  • Thanks very much Bloorain :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • storiesbyfinn
    storiesbyfinnover 3 years ago

    Ah, after I read the description I understood why it looks like it was made with a moment in time in mind. Beautiful colours, toning, shading, contrast and restraint. Sweet.

  • Thanks so much for your words Jodi :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Azellah
    Azellahover 3 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Sarah Mac

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 3 years ago

    Freaking amazing tribute…Love it !!!

  • Thanks Ozjami!

    – Sarah Mac

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    how lovely, great tribute. rip.

  • Cheers Vamp :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Lisadee Lisa Defazio
    Lisadee Lisa D...over 3 years ago


  • Thankyou Lisa :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Sarah Trett
    Sarah Trettover 3 years ago

    Stunning work an amazing tribute

  • Much apprceciated Sarah :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Ann Nightingale
    Ann Nightingaleover 3 years ago

    Lovely image. Very sorry for your loss.

  • Thanks Ann :)

    – Sarah Mac

  • Chelsea Kerwath
    Chelsea Kerwathover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Chelsea :)

    – Sarah Mac

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