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Sitting for a Portrait Is Just Like a Therapy Session

Ian Bruce, artist

The other day I agreed to sit for my portrait.

Not that I want to hang it in my consulting rooms for my clients to stare at, but I thought it would be something for the “vanity” department. After all, these days so many people take “selfies” – including the Prime Minister David Cameron, so I thought, a portrait is a one-off and a little more expensive than a selfie.

But during the actual painting – he was working and I was sitting or standing – I realised that Ian could be a psychotherapist and I could be the client sitting on the sofa.

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