1950s. In the tiny Scottish village where I was raised there were only Caucasian Scots, as white as ghosts with flaming red heads. It wasn't until Tamla Motown fever hit our black and white TV screens that I became aware of black women, and Diana was the first for me to feast my eyes on. The Supremes were a sensation, having the label's first number one in 1964. America was looming large in my interests thanks to the Cuban missile crisis, JFK, that assassination and now Detroit, Michigan.
I was very naive...still am I suppose.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm