By day I am a mild-mannered high school art teacher. OK, I try to be mild-mannered, but my students know there is a fine line between the “Nice Sweet Mrs. McGugan” and the “Psycho Mrs. McGugan”. But I digress. By night and on weekends, I am all about MY art, and summers are for marathon painting sessions and other pursuits that make me happy. Back to the day job: my county school system always has a faculty art show and this year it was with a theme. Self Portrait Without a Face. So this is my entry, created in acrylic and other media. It combines new techniques that I’ve been working on with old ideas and subject matter. Add a little introspection and this is the result.
Self Portrait Without A Face
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I am an artist and an art educator who is venturing into the world of art nonprofits. I love painting and drawing but will occasionally venture (gasp!) into craftsy things. I am trying to expand my horizons and try new techniques and so this blog allows me to share new ideas and old loves. View all posts by joymcgugan
2 thoughts on “Self Portrait Without A Face”
My wife and I saw what We think is one of your paintings at Slate in Charlotte. We can’t afford a painting now, but we will follow you. We love your use of color. Hopefully we can purchase one in the future!
Thank you very much! Please do follow me, I will be retiring soon from my “day job” of teaching and devoting much more time and energy to my art. I hope to have a good sized body of work within the year!