Artist Sam Foy used a pencil in an illustration of an impassioned portrait of his daughter.
He was inspired to do so after seeing her story, and realised how difficult it was to convey what it means to be a parent.
“The story she’s telling is so personal, and she’s so strong, and I think that’s what’s so striking,” he said.
“I just thought I would take the challenge, and do a drawing that is like the one she is telling.”
Foy’s illustration is titled “Mommy”, and is about a mother and daughter living in the US.
“We have the mother in a wheelchair, and the daughter in a car seat.
It’s a beautiful picture.
It was a very emotional drawing,” Mr Foy said.
His daughter, now 23, has since left the US for Australia.
“She was a pretty happy person, and it’s something I never thought I’d see,” he explained.
“In the US, we don’t get to see it like that, or really know her.
It just feels really, really personal, she’s doing something that she loves, and you can feel her heart break and her eyes roll.”
Mr Foys art has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW for a year.
“It was a really difficult decision, because my family is in Australia, and my son has been in Australia for seven years,” he told the ABC.
“They have an Australian passport, and that’s why I chose to work with them.”
Mr Hutton said his daughter’s story was something he had always wanted to do, but didn’t know how to do it in the way that he did.
“My daughter is a very independent person, she has a very strong sense of humour, she loves animals and the outdoors, and we always used to do a lot of fun family activities with our kids,” he recalled.
“And I’ve always thought she’d do really well in Australia.
‘My own story’ It is not only a matter of having a family in Australia; Mr Huttons art can be used to teach kids about “self-esteem”. “
Now I think I’m just going to do what I want to do with her.”
‘My own story’ It is not only a matter of having a family in Australia; Mr Huttons art can be used to teach kids about “self-esteem”.
“I don’t know if she’s had a proper self-esteem education, and what she’s learned is that she’s not really a real person,” he added.
Mr Cuthberts wife, Anna, also has an Australian citizenship, and is also a member of the Council of Australian Art, the organisation responsible for Australian artists. “
So I’m going to make her feel that she can be anything she wants to be, that she has all the right things in her life, and when she gets older she can do anything.”
Mr Cuthberts wife, Anna, also has an Australian citizenship, and is also a member of the Council of Australian Art, the organisation responsible for Australian artists.
Mr Cottrell said he was also inspired to draw the portrait.
“A lot of the people who do it have this idea that we are just the most beautiful people on earth,” he laughed.
“For me it’s about not being so nice.
I think people should just do it, because you can’t take your art and turn it into something that’s going to sell, you have to do something else.”
The Australian Council for the Arts is a non-profit organisation that supports art in Australia and around the world.
It also works to improve the quality of life for all Australians.