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My portrait of Jess Holt, the talented Sydney-based artist and songwriter, is a heartfelt exploration of her multifaceted identity and the profound impact she has had on my life. I sought to capture not only her physical presence but also the depth of her character and the themes that resonate within her artistry.
Jess’s music delves into the realms of queer relationships, human connection, and self-discovery. As one of the most important people in my life, painting her portrait was a joyous culmination of our enduring friendship. Over the years, I’ve witnessed her journey, marked by growth, resilience, and a blossoming into the beautiful and strong person she is today.
In this portrait, I navigate the delicate balance between realism and abstraction, much like the layers that compose Jess’s identity. Her gender and beauty are not confined to one dimension; they exist within a rich tapestry of experiences and emotions.
Jess Holt’s presence in my life has been a source of inspiration, and this portrait is a tribute to her unwavering authenticity and the vitality she brings to her creative endeavours.