Michael Colgan

Joined Artfinder: July 2015

Artworks for sale: 25

United Kingdom

Updates from Michael Colgan's studio

  • Me at work on a self-portrait looking grim!

    Me at work on a self-portrait looking grim!

    I had, for some time, been attempting to paint myself with a cheerful, smiling expression in keeping with my generally upbeat disposition. However, the results had been, to say the least, disappointing. Frans Hals seemed able to depict his subjects grinning happily with seemingly consummate ease. My efforts, sadly, resulted in an artificial self satisfied smirk that one student described as making me look like a deviant! Abandoning my efforts to show my happy go lucky nature I decided to paint myself, as Cromwell is reputed to have said, "warts and all". Of course family and friends take one look and say "that's not you Mick!". Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't win! Painted in acrylics on board.

    02 December 2016

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