Self Portrait

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Self Portrait
1974, aged 16 Paul Hutchinson
acrylic on paper

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.


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Paul Hutchinson lives in Puniho, New Zealand.

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