'I've never wished you were my daughter.'

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Oil on canvas

h: 122 w: 76 d: 4 (cms).

Though I am not the model in this painting, I consider it to be a self portrait. Much of my work explores the idea of self and of identity. The model is usually portrayed in heavy make-up which to me has come to represent both a physical mask and a metaphorical one, alluding to the illusions we often portray of ourselves. This painting is evocative for me of a memory and is a reminder of the power of words and their ability to slice us to the core.


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