The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait has not been shown in Victoria.
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Cat#9 Jaq Grantford
MY PEN, MY SWORD
Jane Caro AM
Oil on Aluminium
95 cm w x 100 cm h
Jane Caro AM possesses a strong and fearless voice.
I was drawn to paint her particularly because of her views on feminism. Speaking with Jane is always eye-opening and makes you question the subliminal sexism that surrounds us.
Jane has also published twelve books and I found it intriguing how she could take historical themes and still thread her inimitable style of feminism throughout the stories.
So Jane is painted here with a twist of historical and contemporary, making a difference through the power of her pen, her thoughts, and her courage to speak out.