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Delightful to frightful by Mike Jory
 
     
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    About This Print

    11 years ago I painted the portrait of a girl called Theresa. She sat in a chair, illuminated by a strong light and had striking red hair. The finished work, painted in acrylic, although a good likeness and vibrant in colour, depicted her with a somewhat fierce expression.

    My sister saw the pic and asked if she was really grumpy! I said that, in fact, she was quite the opposite, and was calm and polite. This gave me the idea for the sequence shown here.
    As you can see it is a series of six portraits. The first shows a conventional face and expression, the next a broad smile, but the hair is a little unkempt, by picture 3 the hair is coming alive, medusalike, and the tentacles gradually progress in their behaviour until the girl's head is flung out of frame!

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