I had it on my bucket list last year to paint a self portrait. I took it off my bucket list this year.
Though I haven’t sat down in front of the mirror and painted a mere image of myself, I have painted many self portraits.
Each piece of my artwork also has a piece of me in them. A reflection of who I am, how I feel, how I see. Artwork is an expression of ourselves, in each piece a part of our individuality is captured. Therefore I will always be painting a self portrait in some way. In my Phoenix is how I arose above and beyond life’s challenges and tragedies, the strength in my angel that I found within myself, the blue hues of my dreams in my gypsy…each painting and sketch holds a view or a dream of mine.