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Mrs Power


Mrs Power's portrait is drawn by Aika (Year 6) in the style of Andy Warhol. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)

Mrs Power is a Year 1 teacher and the maths leader at school. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:

What was your dream job when you were a child? 

A librarian, I thought I could read books all day in peace! 

What was your favourite subject at school?  

History, I love all the stories about real people from the past.  

What do you like to do when you're not at school? 

I love to walk my dog (and my sister’s dog), go swimming, go to yoga and run. 

If you could be a character in a book, who would you be and why? 

I always wanted to be Anne from the Famous Five as she reminded me of me when I was younger. My friends and I would pretend to be the Famous Five! 

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for? 

I’d like to be able to see things before they happen (like a sixth sense or premonition) so I could stop bad things happening. 

Andy Warhol

Warhol was known for his blotted-line ink drawings, using a process he developed in college and refined in the 1950s. This working method combined drawing with basic printmaking and allowed Warhol to repeat an image and to create multiple illustrations along a similar theme. He could also make colour or compositional changes quickly in response to client requests.

Warhol turned to perhaps his most notable style—photographic silkscreen printing—in 1962. This commercial process allowed him to easily reproduce the images that he appropriated from popular culture. Among Warhol’s first photographic silkscreen works are his paintings of Marilyn Monroe made from a production still from the 1953 film Niagara. In 1962, he began a large series of celebrity portraits, featuring Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor.