– Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2014 –

I first met Leon Hart in July 2012, on Great Queen Street. He was good enough to let me take his portrait, which I posted on TFIPM a few days later. As a result, Leon and I started up an email conversation and I discovered he was a painter and artist. I checked out a lot of his work online (at: http://www.myspace.com/esoteric_art). In March 2013 I got to see the work “in the flesh” at an exhibition called Beauty Never Sleeps at the Brick Lane Gallery – and it was exceptional stuff. Sadly, I missed meeting Leon for a second time then, but did manage to catch up with him a week or so ago. Thanks very much Leon! Hope you like your picture.

Check out Leon’s new site here: http://www.leonhart.co.uk

And the original post?…it was science fiction fortnight on TFIPM and I named my portrait of Leon after Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man (1951). You can read it here.

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If you are at all interested in self-portraits, I strongly recommend you visit Strata of the Self.

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