Monday, January 30, 2012

My first portrait

'A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was'. - Philippe Halsman

Hi and Good Morning

Ok, lets get into it. So I think on my bucket list, I wrote that I wanted to get my portrait painted. Well that happened!!!!! When I was in Berlin, my friends houseguests (apart from me) was a couple from England- he an artist and his wife a chef!!!!! A chef!!!!!! I love Chefs. but I digress. Anyways, he asked or I asked but somehow I ended sitting for him whilst he got to work on my portrait. The only thing, I asked of him was not to draw me with glasses.

This is me.

Uncanny right? Dont it look just like me?!!!!!
Just showing off the braids.

About the artist responsible for my first piece of gorgeous artwork. His name is Alan Morgan and apart from being the coolest, nicest, friendliest person I have ever met he is most importantly also a fellow Gemini and appreciates a good slice of cake like yours truly. And he is so sweet.

So Alan was born in London but currently lives in Yorkshire, U.K. He is a freelance artist, graphic designer. At the moment he is studying in Doncaster just to refresh and add to his skill-base. Work that he is currently doing is going towards his third solo exhibition, which will be a collection of painting, collages and sculptures.

I will say, sitting still for me can be difficult. I am the type of person that is constantly moving about, but Alan made that easy for me, but chatting with me and making me comfortable - I am a bit shy you know. I like to be behind the scene not in front - hence why I am not always in the photos!!!!! Also, we took a few breaks inbetween. What he first did was to make a few sketches in his pad before he was satisfied and then he began to paint. All in all it was a great experience. And I am glad I did it. I can now take that off my Bucket List.

Thank you so Much Alan!!!!!!!!!! Muah (he is hopefully reading this).

Peace, Blessings and Portraits


  1. Thanks for the big up Chris :) I think you stayed still for about 2 mins at any one time but it was a pleasure to draw you - it is always difficult doing a portrait as it is so personal so to the sitter. I try to capture an essence/moood rather than a photographic reproduction. The mood was one of friendship. What's next on the bucket list??? xxx

  2. Hey Alan!!!!! Thank you again so much. Ummmmm next up....wink wink. Count down starts today....shhhhhhhhh. But yeah, riding camels, elephants, piercings, truffles and more travels.


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