36 x 36cm
Miss Sherbrooke
14" x 14", acrylic, 2010

Joelle is a friend I've known for years. One day, she came to work wearing this hat, coat, and sunglasses. I was captivated. I could not let this opportunity pass me by. I had to paint her dressed this way. Anyone who knows a little about fashion in film can see that this is reminiscent of the 1950's, the way a leading lady would have dressed in a murder mystery. Dressed this way, Joelle made me think of an Alfred Hitchcock heroine. If Hitchcock had made a movie with Joelle, it would have been called, "Miss Sherbrooke". Of course, there would have been a crucial chase scene in Sherbrooke station, and that scene would have had a Hitchcock cameo appearance, hence the reason I included reflected images of the famed director in her sunglassess.