Artwork Title: Self Portrait (Red Background) - Artist Name: Mary Beth McKenzie

Self Portrait (Red Background)

Mary Beth McKenzie, 2002

IG: When did you feel that you were an artist? MBM: That’s a hard question. I think when my self-portrait was hung in the Metropolitan Museum that totally did it. It countered all the bad (or non-existent) gallery experiences. This one sense of accomplishment, which continued as the painting hung for eight months, was very healing. Also, and maybe more importantly, because I myself felt that my painting held its own against the other paintings. Many of the artists included in this exhibition were painters that I had always loved.... []
female artist
self portrait
oil on canvas

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