I’ve painted a few self-portraits over the past couple of years, despite the fact that my family always mock me for portraying myself with a double-chin. I think the most commonly used phrase is ‘Dad, you look like a frog…’ but to my way of thinking, I’m just trying to earn myself the right to ‘paint what I see’.
This first picture won second prize in the Holyhead ‘Art for All’ exhibition held at the Ucheldre Centre in 2009(?)
This second drawing hasn’t photographed well, due to being behind glass, so it appears overexposed.
This third sketch was accepted into the Kyffin Williams Drawing competition exhibition held in Oriel Ynys Môn in Llangefni. It was drawn with a mirror propped on my lap so as to produce a slightly disorientating view and was done in a mad rush on the last day that they were accepting entries, due to the fact that I got the dates mixed up!