Category Archives: Portraits

Portraits as a subject for art, history of portraiture, portrait artists.

The power of portraiture – transformation through art

Where have I been, what have I been doing all these quiet months? (As newly shared in my art blog) I have been on a deep inner journey whilst painting a self-portrait that had so much more to share than … Continue reading

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Portrait of the artist as a young woman

This year, I set myself a new goal – to master the art of portraiture – and so I set to it in the early weeks of January. What resulted (and this one is not of me, I hasten to … Continue reading

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The opportunist photographer

Many of my very best photos and most successful paintings of all have arisen out of completely opportunist moments – the ones that birth out of the fact that you are aware enough, and living in the moment enough, to … Continue reading

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Lucian Freud Portraits – A Painter’s Reaction (Two Exhibitions: Part 1)

March 1st has been highlighted red  in my diary for weeks as the day that I would be visiting London’s two big exhibitions of the moment: Lucian Freud Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery and David Hockney’s  A Bigger Picture … Continue reading

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