Aleisha, Year 9

  • Drawing
  • Pencil, white gel pen, charcoal pencil.
  • 273(w) 360(h) (d) mm

This is a portrait of my Grandma. She inspires me daily with her undeniable strength and passion. She wears her kindness like a veil upon her skin. She is without a doubt, my favourite person on earth and I love her infinitely. I wanted something something to depict her true, natural self; which I think it is more important than ever to shine a light on, due to the media's obsession with 'perfection'. I was hoping my Grandma would see herself through my eyes, and gain the admiration for herself which I have always had. 'Sunshine' is my Grandma's nickname, decided by an online quiz, which has stuck and I think is fitting.