‘Nasim’ by Mon Neylan



Pen and gouache on paper, A4.

Work produced at Saturday Portrait class with Nasim, 7 November 2020


I’d been typically scared of the permanence of both pens and paint – so had been pushing myself to use them for the previous weeks. The guidance from Anne, Josie and Kim ringing in my ears of the difficult days being a precursor to a breakthrough rang true – this felt like a breakthrough day. It was the first piece I was really pleased with and proud of.