Jemima Illustration

Editorial illustration in response to an article from Welsh Country Magazine.

Jemima Nicholas was a Welsh lady who was born in 1755 and lived in the Welsh village of Fishguard. The story is that when the French invaded in 1797, Jemima captured French soldiers by threatening them with her pitchfork. The Welsh women’s dress, red shawls and black hats were said to have confused the French soldiers as from a distance, resembled infantry uniforms. In the illustration I have focused on this point, hiding Jemima in a line of soldiers with their red infantry uniforms on. Watercolours and black inks were used.