I painted this 'Fantastic Mrs Fox' portrait commission as a leaving present for a director of a theatre company. She is the founder of the childrens theatre company and was due to retire in a few weeks.
The team run drama workshops designed to stimulate and encourage, bringing the thrill of live theatre to schools across the south.
Her colleques wanted to have her dressed as one of thekey pantomime character roles she has played over the years.
I included the company logo on the foxy lady's lapel and a stage and curtain as a back drop added an injection of colour to give it a more theatrical feel.