Alix was a Princess and no mistake. She had all the imperiousness of a pure bred Sheltie and 120% of the attitude! Amazingly enough it all came through in this portrait, in the pose, and even that royal stare that says ‘you WILL do what I say you know’. I had met her a few times and she tolerated my appearance marginally. It never ceases to impress me how a creature’s personality, even if not exactly luvvy-duvvy, can so insist on invading the creative act and practically take it over. Rather intimidating actually. But then, that was Alix’s whole raison d’etre. And she did it SO well!