Graphite Pencil on bristol 9 × 12 inch

Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best-remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor’s Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955).

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Originally from the South of England but now living in Melbourne, Australia. I took up graphite drawing at the ripe old age of 42, after a long hiatus of 25 years. I did achieve an O’level in art, whilst at school, and had hoped to go to art college. However, my family and I emigrated here to Australia and art college was forgotten about!! I didn’t pick up a pencil again until 3 years ago. Just wish I had picked up that pencil a long time ago!

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  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 5 years ago

    Karen, this is magical..!!!!! she was one of my favorite actresses…..I feel she could speak any minute…this could not be anymore perfect!

  • Thanks so much Cathy, wasn’t she beautiful

    – Karen Townsend

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago

    oh wow .. so wonderful .. you have amazing talent

  • Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 5 years ago

    Fabulous portrait !

  • Thank you very much Corinne

    – Karen Townsend

  • melbourneguy75
    melbourneguy75over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait :)

  • Thanks David

    – Karen Townsend

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellover 5 years ago

    very beautiful black an white

  • Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Karen as always!

  • Thank you Margaret

    – Karen Townsend

  • Rachelle Dyer
    Rachelle Dyerover 5 years ago

    I love the detail of your work! …just beautiful!

  • Thank you Rachelle

    – Karen Townsend

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature

    – Karen Townsend

  • Julialala
    Julialalaover 5 years ago

    I’m in awe of this, it’s perfect!

  • Thank you so much

    – Karen Townsend

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 5 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Karen Townsend

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