Self Portrait in Derwent Drawing Pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper
I decided that, as a portraitist, I needed a self portrait for my avatar.
In the past my self portraits, drawn by using a mirror, had a concentrated glare, or at best an aloof look. A friend even asked me if one portrait was of my mother so it obviously didn't look quite like me! I needed a self portrait with an expression that is typical of the me that my friends would recognise, so here I used a photo that my son took of me.
My motto, in art and life, is to "discard the transient and reveal the true"