About Face, Self Portraits by Judith Tummino
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I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area where I had access to the museums and galleries at an early age.
I developed a love of the landscape both in the museums and the beautiful terrain of the Shendoah and Chesapeake Bay area.
I was fascinated by the depiction of the human form in the museums, whether a portait or full figure.
My self portraits became central to my work and at this time I have painted over 80 of them.
My first self portrait was the result of my desire to work from the model and the knowledge that I was always available.
I became interested in the light and dark shapes that I observed, separate from the likeness.
I later discovered it was a good way to get back into painting after a short departure from painting on a daily basis.
After studying in Italy I became aware of the volume of the figure, as well as studying the relationship of the figure in space.
Over the years I found my paintings becoming a journal, a reference to my life in art.
I will continue to make self portraits as long as I have paint, pencils and surfaces.
It is part of me.