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Audrey Hepburn by Karen Townsend


Small (16.4" x 21.9")

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Graphite pencil on strathmore smooth bristol 9 × 12 inch

Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929(1929-05-04) – 20 January 1993(1993-01-20)) was a British actress and humanitarian.

Born in Ixelles, Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem, Netherlands, during the Second World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to London in 1948, where she continued to train in ballet and worked as a photographer’s model. She appeared in several European films before starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi. Hepburn played the lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953), winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in Ondine (1954). She was also a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1961.

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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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  • jojophine4
    jojophine4over 4 years ago

    Wow! She is beautiful, wonderful artwork indeed:-)

  • Thank you :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • krazykat76
    krazykat76over 4 years ago

    Wow! Such a skilled likeness Karen, love Audrey! :)

  • Thank you so much:o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Karen!!

  • Thanks :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait Karen !

  • Thank you Corinne :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Incredible attention to detail. Lovely work as always Karen.

  • Thank you so much Lynda :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsover 4 years ago

    Wow, it’s perfect, your are so good!

  • Robin Pushe'e
    Robin Pushe'eover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Karen

  • Thank you Robin:o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • Nicole I Hamilton
    Nicole I Hamiltonover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait! Awesome work Karen! :)

  • Thank you :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Wow, wow, wow! you truly captured that classic beautiful look of hers perfectly. Very fine work Karen.

  • Thanks so much Jim :o)

    – Karen Townsend

  • waynea3
    waynea3over 4 years ago

    Superb Karen. You are so talented.

  • Thank you Wayne:o)

    – Karen Townsend

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