Portraits

After years of discouragement at art college, when tutors tried to dissuade me from attempting to paint figures, I quietly rebelled against them by hiding limitless faces into my paintings. Painted subtly, and imitating natural paint splashes, they could almost go unnoticed. I am now finally growing in confidence and tackling the challenging and wonderful figure with increasing boldness.

Recently I have focused on self portraits. By concentrating on my own image I hope to explore my internal fight between hesitant vulnerability and fierce, developing confidence.

© 2020 Imogen Alabaster

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