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I painted several paintings for Yule presents this year and I enjoyed doing this one. My cousin Leanne has such strong powerful features and the contrast between the black and white worked well. I was running out of time so I had to trace the outline of her features onto canvas instead of drawing freehand but everything else was all me. This is one of her favourite poems she is a lecturer and seminar tutor for “Victorian Passions, Victorian Values” at Newcastle University in the UK. Lord Byron inspires her.  Here is her academic profile: