Painted very shortly after I arrived in NZ with my parents from England in 1974. It was my first somewhat crude attempt at painting a self portrait.|
I had been encouraged to paint from early childhood by my father who painted scenic watercolours. Possibly under his influence I had always painted landscapes and felt I was "no good" at faces.
It occurs to me now, looking back, that this has been a lifelong obsession with me.
I still feel that I am no good at faces and so it is a continual challenge and struggle to get it right.