My Monsters – Anthony Gorman

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I painted this piece one night, while exploring the idea of doing portraits. I had just purchased paint markers and I was typically enthusiastic.. I picked the colours, I went into a fog.. and this is what I made. I am pretty sure I made it with sponges, and I know the detailing was done with the paint markers.. but I can remember finding face… after face.. after face. after face. Thems the monsters of me… more.

my monsters

My monster
mister monster
faced no more
fear no longer
face no more.
© Anthony Gorman 2018



this acrylic on canvas is one i painted following the death of my uncle. he was a gregarious, friendly, giving man but battled his own issues with anxiety/depression as many of us do.  For his wake, i had intended to attempt a portrait of him to include beside his casket (though I had not cleared this with his immediate family) but as I began to paint, my own grief and troubles managed to seep their way into the painting, making it a completely different creation.  It’s hard to look at.. but so is the monster that is depression.


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© Anthony Gorman 2018

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