Self-portrait with buskers on my mind
Perhaps it’s because I took up portraiture in mid life that the self portrait has never much appealed to me. Staring at one’s ageing face in the mirror for a long time can be a sobering experience, whereas I enjoy painting the characterful faces of others!
So I wondered if there was a way to distract myself by trying to unite both sides of my art - portraiture and performer art - in a single self-portrait.
The thought came to me that I could appear to have one of my performers - the tightrope walker - on my mind. Can you spot the busker in my hair?