Sunday, August 07, 2011


Here it is again, turning up regularly on the same day at the same time, midnight, every year. I wish that it would forget to turn up and then I could stay whatever age I was when it stopped coming round.

But since something must be done to mark this date and since it's all about identity, leaving one's handprint on the cave walls of time, I've gathered photos of a few of the self-portraits I painted over the years - many many years. They're arranged more or less chronologically but the actual dates are probably lost in prehistoric mists. I must say that seeing these portraits together makes me realise that I could be quite a good painter one day. Must get back on track. A renaissance is due. 

All the actual paintings are in colour. Apart from No.3 and 4, I still have these and they are for sale, if anyone's interested. By the way, in real life I don't have a long neck, unfortunately. 

More recent ones, including the digital series, are here and here .



Dominic Rivron said...

Happy birthday! Wonderful portraits. Interesting to see pictures of someone at different times of their life - and to see how ideas about art change, too. .

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Many thanks, Dominic. Sorry for the delay in replying. This comment moderation process is new to me but I set it up as I was getting a lot of spam.