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Honourable mention: 13-15 year olds

Michelle Boulais 36

Age 15

13-15 year olds

This portrait is a depiction of my mum; she was the one who first helped me pursue art. She is my inspiration and support. Within this portrait, I have tried to capture her personality completely through the interplay of both light and shadow.