My Dad (from his own self portrait photograph)
Charcoal on Canson Mixed Media paper
13 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
our oldest son was a toddler. This portrait is my Dad in what he would
consider almost casual clothes. He was a very dressed up person. He'd
how I feel about him by quoting what I wrote some years ago.
of Love to think about the meaning of love on
a deep level. And here's what I know. Not only
is my father visible in my face, and in my way
of talking, my love of humour, and the fact that
I have been both a journalist, and an artist, like him.
But the main connection I have with my Dad is in my
The powerful message he would like me to convey
if he were alive on this the final day of the Month
of Love, is that love lasts. It never goes away. And
my Dad's love for me, and mine for him is a
wonderful thing, and always will be for me.
Isn't that comforting to know? I think so."