Pen and wash portrait of my daughter when she was about nine years old. I drew/painted this portrait as a keepsake for her, something she can show her children.


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Art has been my passion since I could first hold a pencil! The teachers were always telling me off for drawing all over my school books!! However life took me in other directions until about 15 years ago when I returned to my love of painting and drawing and began attending classes, and painting and drawing regularly.
I am blessed to live close to nature in the Australian ‘bush’, which gives me constant joy and inspiration to paint.

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  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Dayonda. This is of my daughter when she was about 9.

    – Pam Wilkie

  • plais
    plaisabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful. Truly Amber. Wonderful job. She is a beautiful woman.

  • Thank you so much for your kind words, Plais. She was just a little kid here and yes, she does have amber coloured hair!!

    – Pam Wilkie

  • shallay
    shallayabout 6 years ago

    You got a 9 year old to sit still for you?!
    Beautiful work, lovely eyes and smile.

  • No way would she have sat still for me to draw her!!!!A friend took a photo of her, just a little one, but because the expression was so great I decided to use it. Thanks so much for your kind words.

    – Pam Wilkie

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful work Hemalata!!

  • Thanks so much, Mike!

    – Pam Wilkie

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    What a lovely picture Hemalata . Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Thank you Glenda. When I drew/painted it, it was my intention to create something that was like a keepsake for her – to show her kids herself as a child. I’m glad you like it.

    – Pam Wilkie

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    What a wonderful gift you have given her……. she will treasure it forever!

  • Thank you Glenda for your sweet words.

    – Pam Wilkie

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 6 years ago

    lovely pen and wash how old is she now ?

  • She’s 17 now and still looks much the same! I’ll post a picture of her in the next couple of weeks after her Deb. Ball! Do you remember Deb. Balls?

    – Pam Wilkie

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    Mariaan M Krog...about 6 years ago

    She was a beauty! Wonderful portrait!

  • Lovely of you to comment on this portrait – I appreciate it. I found it challenging to do, mainly because I had more of a vested interest in it working out!!

    – Pam Wilkie

  • Carole Felmy
    Carole Felmyabout 6 years ago

    nice portrait, a precious souvenir from you to her…

  • Thank you Carole for your kind words!

    – Pam Wilkie

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Excellent! I am sure she will cherish this forever!

  • Thanks Joanne – I’m glad you like it!

    – Pam Wilkie

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