This week’s image is from Natalie Ruka.
Her studio had no mirror just a working area where she sat and brought her images to life.
Her art was unique, portraits her specialty.
Her technique was touch. She would close her eyes and feel the model’s face, committing it to memory before transferring it to her canvas.
Pen and pencil outlines adorned her walls. Few were in colour now and those that were had subtle tones and shades rather than vibrant hues.
No-one had guessed she was going blind when she started, so when the darkness permanently fell, she was well equipped, and established, to deal with it.