“It’s not that I am narcissistic in painting so many self portraits. (Rembrandt painted himself about 40 times and made at least 30 self portrait etchings.) In painting oneself the model is tireless, cooperative and only gently critical of the results.

“I delight in watching people. Drawing them is just an extension of my delight. It’s a bit like picking up beautiful and interesting seashells and pieces of driftwood from the beach.” – RN

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