Portrait of Amanda Palmer. Hazel Dooney, 2010. High gloss enamel on canvas, 152.4cm x 111.8cm.
In 2010, I was invited by alt' cabaret singer Amanda Palmer to illustrate songs on her soon-to-be-released album, Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, a collection of piano and ukulele songs written in, inspired by and recorded in Australia and New Zealand.
It was the first time I'd considered illustrating anything, let alone an album of songs. As it turned out, the only work of mine I decided to release to the project was an enamel portrait of Amanda Palmer herself, 'clad' in an Australian flag.
Digital study for Portrait of Amanda Palmer, dimensions variable.
(add photograph of CD insert)