By Patricia Buckley

© Patricia Buckley

Patricia Buckley undertook a BA (Hons) degree in fne art (painting) at Kingston University. Her work has been selected for inclusion in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on nine occasions since 1979 and has also been chosen for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and the Discerning Eye exhibitions. Her work was seen in the Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in 1998.

The artist wanted to express both her character and age in her self-portrait. Her profession is symbolised by the brushes she holds and the background, which is her painting of the riverside of the Thames seen in autumn.