Heloise Toop - Cambridge Portrait Painter
The Snow Globe
2015
Oil on Linen
24" x 36"


A portrait that is very special to me. My model is my little sister Felicity.

Felicity loves to travel and meet people, but due to some personal problems she faces, she has limitations when it comes to what she can and cannot do. Whenever I travel anywhere, I bring Felicity back a snow globe for her collection.

For this painting I asked her to choose her favourite globe, and pose for me while she thought about where she would like to travel if she could go anywhere. I named the painting after the snow globe as a symbol of Felicity's barriers, and one of her love of seeing new places.

She'll have a new one to add to her shelf soon. I'm taking her to Barcelona in April!
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