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Frida Kahlo on Self-Portraiture


Quote by Frida Kahlo about self-portraits

 

I haven't gone through a self-portrait phase per se, however I reference myself in my work all the time. My figures have often looked like me and I always thought it might be because I am most familiar with my own features and over all physical look. Frida Kahlo says it best in the quote above,  and I wanted to share it with you today because I thought it might give you a chance to think and notice if you somehow reference yourself in your art. If you have never done this consciously it might be a great experiment the next time you feel blocked....there's so much to know about you, and only you know that subject best. Sort of empowering isn't it? 

 

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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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