Self Portrait, Looking Down

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Self Portrait, Looking Down
In the collection of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Paul Hutchinson
1984
oil on board

I think I was working in a shared TACO studio on King Street at about this time. Michael Smither had one side and I worked in the other divided by a curtain. Tom Mutch also had a space there.

I had had a haircut.

This was the first self portrait I was really happy about. It was painted while looking down into a small mirror I held in my hand. I just tried to paint as objective and honest a picture as I could.

Michael told me it was "a great painting" and he advised the then director of the Govett Brewster Gallery that they should purchase it for their collection, which they did.


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Paul Hutchinson lives in Puniho, New Zealand.

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