In the isolation of lockdown i've had to sit with pain I have numbed for years and the emotions began flowing freely. I spent so long trying not to cry and just bluster my way through life that now each tear feels like a blessing. Nowadays, all my tears are bittersweet for I am filled with joy simply to be ABLE to FEEL, to allow myself to feel, anything. And it feels good.

Charcoal and acrylic on canvas.

  • Dimensions: 101 x 101
  • Contexts: Studio practice
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: self portrait, artist, portrait, artist portait, artist self portrait, contemporary painting, lockdown, isolation, figurative