Inspirational ladies

If you’ve been following my Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter feeds you’ll already know that my newest personal project for 2019 is to produce a series of portrait illustrations featuring my own choice of inspirational ladies, and I chose to take off with the amazing Amy Johnson.

Amy was a pioneering English aviator who was the first female pilot to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and she was one of the most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century, setting numerous long-distance records throughout her career.

Last Monday I visited a local primary school as their artist in residence for the morning, helping to kick off their Arts Week, and shared with them a number of my pieces and the techniques behind producing them. I also shared with them my current inspirational lady illustration that’s well under way, Marie Curie, and was delighted to find out that they’d also been learning about some very important historical femal figures, and so I’ve a number of ladies now lined up to include in my series.

I already have my next illustration planned (and here’s a clue, it will be a very special triple portait), but let me know if there’s a lady that you would like to see featured in my collection and they might very well be included! 😁


Amy Johnson. Mel Langton Art Inspirational Ladies Series

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