The self-portrait has been an element throughout my practice, arising with most frequency between 2006 and 2012 whilst experiencing some particularly challenging life events, including bereavement.

Open Series, Trinity, Self Portrait Triptych, 2012, Oil & Stitch on Linen, 25 x 20 cms each

The majority of my self-portraits reflect my relationship to place and the things I think about – I have often painted or drawn myself with elements of the coastal landscape built into the composition or used headgear created from gathered materials as metaphor to convey ‘where I am’.  The connecting thread throughout these works is an awareness of mortality, be that grief, ageing and passage of time or the current climate crisis.

Several of my self-portraits are in public collections nationally and internationally – please see Collections.