The Soldiers Wife

Oil on canvas

122 x 92cm



Glen Preece

I wanted to paint a woman in rural Australia left to manage the farm as her husband is away at war. She, like many other women during WW2 belonged to the Land Army, filling positions that would normally be done by men. Just like her husband she is tired but strong, scared yet brave, lonely and hopeful that they will soon be together again trading the nightmare sounds of war for the sweet song of a magpie.