Blog Menu

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? 


Image source [1]

About the author

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.

View her online portfolio

Read more of Rebecca's posts

Easily build your art website

and focus your time on making art.


Try free for 30 days. No payment required.