AWM ART24393

Painting of the side view of a woman driving a green truck. She is wearing heavy leather gloves and a cap, and wearing a loose short sleeved green shirt. She is sitting high in the seat and looking ahead. Mountains can be seen through the side window

Nora Heysen, Transport driver (Aircraftwoman Florence Miles) [1945, oil on canvas, 66.2 x 81.1 cm, AWM ART24393]

Heysen selected Aircraftwoman Florence Ethel Miles as the subject for this painting because she saw Miles as a 'young, forward lass'. Miles was serving as a transport driver in North Queensland. This is one of many portraits by Heysen that show women as strong and capable.

In what ways does this painting show Florence Miles to be a strong and capable woman?

AWM ART24393