PAINTING - Intrusive series

For a long while I have experienced mental health difficulties which culminate in spells of acute anxiety that can last for days and sometimes months. It used to make working hard. In this series, I am trying to use my art to process some of my emotions. All of these are painted when I have been very anxious. They are self portraits, painted rapidly trying to express feelings more than capture a literal likeness. In this way I do find them a more truthful portrait.

Intrusive #15
Intrusive #16
Intrusive #13
Intrusive #12
Observing #44
Observing #38
Observing #42
Observing #39
Observing #37
Observing #36
Observing #35
Observing #44
Observing #29
Observing #40
Observing #28
Observing #27
Observing #23
Observing #9
Observing #17
Observing #10
Observing #16
Observing #13
Observing #9
Observing #6
Observing #7
Observing #5
Observing #15
Observing #2
Observing #3
Moma #2
MOMA #2
Off curriculum 2,3 and 4
Off curriculum 5
Isolation #1
Strength in numbers
The calm before the norm
Dark night of the soul
Wait for the signal
Best laid plans
Origin
Dress rehearsal
Alter
With great power
Overexposed
Third act
Don't be so sure that the monster is
Honours even
Face study 17
Double dare
Primed
Reluctant hero 2
Reluctant hero
Will you just
Young, free and single
Leap of reason
Masai tribesman
Face study 16
Masai study 2
Face study 19
Sing when you're winning
Boys on a wall
Maintenence
Little wonder
Ritual
Girl form Kwinella 2
Girl with attitude
Girl from Kumasi 1
Bus stop konongo
Face study #32
New term
Schools out
Power to you
tw1
Home time
Brink
Girl from Kwinella 3
Solidarity
Flawless victory
Luchador #20
Lucha study #36
Luchadore #9
Lucha study #37
Lucha study 25
Lucha study 18
Luchadore #8
Lucha study #14
Luchador 7
Luchadore #5
lucha_study24
Lucha_study23
She never
always pack more than you think you'll n
Lost connection #4
Lost connection #1
Oh yea of little faith
Pattern seaking creatures
study2
Amen
suspension 1
Trinity
All Consuming
Sugar coated
MOMA, 2007