March 17, 2021

My work is almost entirely figurative, and I rarely delve into portraiture. The one exception has been for my closest friend, my wife. I made this portrait when we once shared studio space together. She sat for it a few times, but mostly it was made from watching her working on her own paintings, coming together slowly and at leisure. The portrait is deeply personal, serving as a time capsule of her, our relationship, and my thoughts and feelings at the time. — William Touhey