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Saturday, September 07, 2013

lisa stokes

Self Portrait with Clown Face, 2013

Today I saw the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It was impressive, to say the least - and very inspiring.

One of my favorite pieces was this self portrait by a UK painter named Lisa Stokes. It actually moved me to tears - the first time I've cried since I left Uganda. (I never know what is going to trigger that deep sense of sadness I feel upon leaving the children at St.Mary Kevin.)

I went to Stokes' website and was not disappointed.

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