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American artist Gwenn Seemel

Gwenn Seemel
Once was my father’s hero
2007
acrylic on twill
17 x 13 inches

$1000 (Email me for details.)

I love to paint self-portraits In 2007 alone, I painted five, including my self-portrait for Swollen.

In some ways, my self-portraits are my most uninhibited works. In part, this is because I know that I cannot offend myself, so I paint without my usual concern for my model. Then too, it helps that I know that my self-portrait cannot be the only portrait I will ever paint of myself. I know I have lots of chances to get it right, whereas, with most portraits, I don’t.

The only other person whom I can paint with same sense of freedom is David, David, and more David!