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Andy and Fox by Jane Booty

Andy and Fox

Jane Booty

A portrait of
Andy
Medium
Acrylic & oil on canvas

Dimensions

51 x 61 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork

Jane Booty says, “I feel connection to the natural world and am intrigued by how we as humans connect to it. Animistic mythologies are a direct expression of this, particularly totem animals or spirits which serve as an emblem of a group of people.” Booty asks her sitters to choose their own totem. Depicted here, Andy admires the red fox for its sense of mischief, charm and intelligence, and also its cunning and adaptability to new environments.

About the sitter

My partner Andy has established his home away from home here in Brisbane. Originally from the UK, he has explored many corners of the globe. 

About the artist

Jane Booty came back to painting when her son started school, after too many years away. Of her work, Jane says “painting is a meditation and a way to escape the pressures of daily existence. The sensory experience of painting, and the quiet focus required, brings me to my happy place.”

“For me, painting is a meditation and a way to escape the pressures of daily existence. The sensory experience of painting, and the quiet focus required, brings me to my happy place.”

Behind the scenes