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Medium: Oil Painting
Dimensions in centimeters (height x width x depth): 128*99*5
Extra details: framed, signed
Copyright remains with the artist. Reproduction or use of these images is not permitted.
Oil on linen.
Ascot vale, VIC, Australia
Kym Ellery grew up in Karratha, WA. Part Maori and English she was inspired by her artistic mother to move to Sydney. With nothing but ambition and courage, she conceived ELLERY the fashion label that has taken her to the Runway of Paris. Now living in Paris, her work is sought after by artists such as Rihanna and Cate Blanchett. Kym is an inspiration for all women. As she says, “Woman today have so many expectations placed on them, I want to empower woman”.
Kym was jet-lagged but still showed enthusiasm for the sitting. She wore no
makeup and looked magnificent. We spent two hours together; it was like speed dating as I got to know her. What most attracted me to Kym was her ability to show strength & courage in the male dominated and ultra competitive world of fashion design, whilst still retaining her femininity and grace. Her strength and courage come from her grounded upbringing in remote WA, so I placed the
figure against an ochre backdrop. Kym chose her oversized men’s style shirt which couldn't hide her confidence, strength and femininity.