Artist's description:

This portrait of a man was created in 2007 and is one of a few studies for a larger self portrait piece I worked on for the 2008 BP Portrait Prize entry I submitted.

The painting is an example of my expressionist mark-making using a limited pallet of colours, candles for lighting - exploring simplicity, minimalism and examining identity through self-portraiture.

During the making of this image I could see elements of my granddads, Dad and the many generations before my birth who has contributed to my genetic make-up and the way I am biologically formed.

Materials used:

Oil on Canvas

Out of the Dark (Self-Portrait) (2007)


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 9.06 × 12.01 × 0.79 in (unframed)
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