Jenny Sages is an artist of exceptional skill and talent. Her portraits have been exhibited in the Archibald Prize no less than 20 times. I saw a documentary on Jenny titled ‘Paths to Portraiture’, and I was taken by the tactile nature of Jenny’s practice; her hands seemed to caress the canvas. This drew me to make contact and request the opportunity to make a portrait. She was vibrant and generous, full of life and encouragement – it was a complete delight.