Patchwork

Patchwork by Paula Wilson

Patchwork
by Paula Wilson
© Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson gained a BA degree from the College of Wooster, Ohio. Her work has been seen in the exhibitions of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (2006), the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2004–11, 2014, 2016) and the Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath (2008, 2010, 2012). Her work was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2007.

This self-portrait is one of several that Wilson has painted to record her changing appearance. She was inspired by the many depictions in art of women sewing, but used an heirloom silk quilt made by her American great grandmother to symbolize the continuation of the female relationships in her family.

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