Would you pose for a nude portrait? I did at 45… and it was one of the unexpectedly liberating experience of my life

Would you pose for a nude portrait? I did at 45… and it was one of the unexpectedly liberating experience of my life

Would you pose for a nude portrait I did at 45… and it was one of the unexpectedly liberating experience of my life

11:38 AM on 26th August 2011

Kate Battersby posed for a nude portrait when she was 45 This one of the five charcoal paintings that Kate had done by artist Alan White

Delighted: Kate Battersby decided to document herself in a nude portrait two years ago when her weight loss gave her confidence about the way she looked

At ease: Alan White painted Kate

At ease: Alan White painted Kate”s portrait at his home in West London after she chose him at an art fair

Rising trend: Growing numbers of women in their 40s are choosing to have themselves documented on canvas

Rising trend: Growing numbers of women in their 40s are choosing to have themselves documented on canvas

Artist Cloe Clotherty said that everyone she has ever painted nude found the experience a positive one and had affirmation in the results

Artist Cloe Clotherty said that everyone she has ever painted nude found the experience a positive one and had affirmation in the results