Ava Jarvis Art
Ink and Watercolor Artist

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Archives for Ava Jarvis' artworks, with additional information about the creation process and what inspired each piece.

Self Portrait (June 2017)


Watercolor on coldpress.
Date: June 20, 2017
Size: 7in x 4in

A little self portrait in watercolors. I have facial aphasia—I can't recognize faces, not even my own. This doesn't stop me from painting faces accurately, it just means that I need to label all portraits I ever do because I can't reliably match clients to their painted faces.

I can tell the difference between portraits, though. I know this picture is me in a way that I cannot tell, at first glance, that my image in the mirror is me. (And yes, mirrors can easily spook me.)

That may or may not be interesting to some researcher.