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This is my beautiful mother, well its a drawing of her, when she was about 12 years old.
The original photo was taken in 1956 just before she left the Netherlands, with her family, to migrate to Australia.

White conte and charcoal on grey canson paper, 120gsm.
330 × 220mm

The original is part of my own private collection.


  • Rahul Kapoor
    Rahul Kapoorabout 5 years ago

    Nice.. Great use of charcoals..

  • Thank you Rahul.

    – Marilyn Brown

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic!! Quite electrifying :)))

  • Feeling quite humble that an artist of your calibre would visit my folio.
    Thank you so much!

    – Marilyn Brown

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerabout 5 years ago

    I really like this one Marilyn! Reminds me (and yes… I know how ‘odious’ comparison are supposed to be!) of some of Egon Schiele’s portrait paintings of his wife…. Wonderful :)

  • Love Egon Schiele’s work, his work is so spontaneous. Thank you for the comparison.

    – Marilyn Brown

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerabout 5 years ago

    Just found a link to one:
    Just for reference – please delete this if you wish!!

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 5 years ago

    Only the best children aged 12 came here from the Netherlands, in 1956!!
    Lovely work.

  • I think you guys were only a voyage apart on the same ship!

    – Marilyn Brown

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 5 years ago

    As well as a beautiful drawing, this is a wonderful piece of history for your family to treasure.

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggiealmost 5 years ago

    There’s Brush with Mondrian launched and now we should follow with our books about riding the wave to Australia, from the Netherlands and how we/ they landed on Aussie shores and fared!! ….I reckon!

  • Lilykoli
    Lilykoliover 4 years ago

    Beautiful drawing!

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful striking work my friend ! A wonderful intense portrait !

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