This is a mixed-media portrait of one of the all-time movie greats - Marlene Dietrich.
I never tire of creating artworks using her image - she epitomises such an era of glamour, style and beauty. Her features are so flawless - like marble - but she is also emotive and passionate, and each time you look at her you can see something fresh. Although she is easily parodied, she was one of a kind.
This piece combines rough and free paint marks with more detailed drawn elements for her features. A Narcissus flower has been added as image was so important in the creation of the Marlene brand and so it felt appropriate.
The work comes with a bespoke black mount.
Acrylic and Conte crayon