Self Portraits aka Selfies

Selfie painting, chalk and charcoal, coloured pencil, toned tan, 9" x 12"

This coming week in participating in a group art show at the Martin Bachelor Gallery which is themed Selfie.  Or  what they used to refer to back in the days of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Kahlo  etc as self portraits.

Selfie painting, acrylic, 12" square
Selfie painting, acrylic, 12″ square

No, I’m not a Millenial narcissist as Psychology Today and this selfie article help explain the point of view.

Selfie painting, chalk and charcoal, coloured pencil, toned tan, 9" x 12"
Selfie painting, chalk and charcoal, coloured pencil, toned tan, 9″ x 12″

It should be a fun show with dozens of faces of different styles and interpretations staring down at the viewers.

UPDATE: One of the curators Efren Quiroz made this video interviewing many of the artists. Sadly is unable to attend the opening and meet some of  these talented people.

Here is a review of the show has recently been published in the Times-Colonist, written by a well known local arts writer/critic Robert Amos.

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10 thoughts on “Self Portraits aka Selfies”

  1. Love your selfies…..very deep the first one, something to ponder. And the second, my favorite of the two just makes me want to meet and talk to her…the hair…fantastic. The expression…stunning. Funny, I posted a selfie this week on Show your Face.

  2. I really love the perspective of the first selfie…. I think the colour if rich and eyecatching too. And love the way the hair hands in the 2nd one too! Fabulous work!

  3. Beautiful work, Terri. Very well done. The last time I did a self-portrait, it actually looked more like a cartoon! Illustrating real-life people is not one of my strong suits. LOVE anyone who can do this. 🙂

  4. Wonderful work! I love the angle particularly of your first piece. All through the history of art artists have been doing selfies haven’t they? Then the camera comes along and everyone is doing it! I’m off to read your links, thanks 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and sorry I’m late coming around to comment! Kx

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