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.