Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

Jamie Orme

My family have recently been looking after a Syrian refugee family of three, and over the past few months we've been getting to know each other's cultures and languages. They have really incredible stories to tell. The mother, who has asked not to be named, has taken a liking to my work mentioning 'I have never seen art like this from where I am from, this is the best I have seen', and I find this an enormously gratifying statement as a student artist always questioning my artistic strengths. She asked me on Christmas day to draw a portrait of her and her child.. The drawing is black pencil and acrylic pen on A2 paper.

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