It’s taken two years to get to this point. Two years of recovery.
Many of you are already aware of my journey since a catastrophic flare-up of NMO left me partially paralysed in 2020. This is a vulnerable one for me, however, I am deeply honoured to announce that my self-portrait captured during that time has been selected to be exhibited in the Scottish Portraits Awards this year, along with 29 others.
I’ve created a brief video for the awards, giving some background to the events and to the self-portrait.
My video has also been included in a compilation of all the artists exhibited in the show (at min. 47:05). Listening to the different backgrounds and contexts in which the artworks were created is fascinating, so I would definitely recommend watching this.
And here are links to all the artworks included, for photography and also fine art. I’m blown away by these incredible artists in Scotland. I hope you do get to go along to the show if you get a chance.
The Scottish Portrait Awards will go on display in three locations including The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh from 10 September and at Duff House in Banff from Friday 14 October 2022 until Sunday 26 February 2023 and the Glasgow Art Club from 6 to 31 March.