Portrait of Jenna Coleman as Marie-Andrée Leclerc in The Serpent
I created this portrait after becoming engrossed in watching The Serpent recently - a real-life crime thriller based on conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj and his girlfriend, Marie-Andrée Leclerc, played by Jenna Coleman. Although the crimes the pair committed were horrendous, the series (which combined the colours and vibrancy of Thailand and India with stunning 1960s/70s decor and fashion) was compulsive viewing. In painting this watercolour, I tried to capture the beauty and vulnerability of Jenna's character combined with the iconic status she managed to create - I hope I succeeded!

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