- Client: Katy Cox
- Brief: My first portrait – Katy from Mighty Fine Things and Best of Faversham Market asked me to draw a portrait of her as a present for her partner showing her amazing polynesian tattoo.
“Back in 2007 I went sailing… across the Pacific, in a tall ship. The idea of a tattoo came with the territory and finally being brave enough and meeting the person/ people I trusted to do it.
Mine is in two parts the first by Mata Tiki from Nuka Hiva in The Marquesan Islands of French Polynesia and the second by T in Raratonga in The Cook Islands. Each island has their own designs and every tattoo tells a story based on either spirituality or history and identity – courage, power, achievements, protection, and blessings from the Gods.
I’d thought about a photographic portrait for a while but, just like when I met the tattooists, when I met Jemma and I saw some of her drawings I knew she was the person to draw the portrait. So a drawing it was – and I love it.”
- Location: Faversham, Kent
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