Portraits from my Variegated Village.
Portraits from my Variegated Village:
I live and work in an old warehouse studio in the inner city area of Melbourne, Australia, drawing the sitters for my portrait series– as I have done for decades now – from the vibrant life around this, my ‘urban village’.
In looking once again to portray another, younger generation around me, I am fascinated by the ever increasing cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of the young people now living and working in this area.
At a time when powerful, isolationist forces worldwide are currently seeking to stem the tide of such diversity, I cherish the fact that this wonderful cultural mélange is flourishing here in my own village! It is, indeed, cause for much celebration!