portraits

When we were wandering around Nice the night before we got a ferry to Corsica Adam and I found this little studio where some paintings were in the windows. I liked the paintings. They weren’t scenes of the city for tourists to buy. They showed ugly people in weird clothes. A woman with very flushed cheeks. A woman wearing a cardboard hat. A man with a lopsided face.

The artist’s name is Phobe. On a little piece of paper was a description of her work: “inner portraits” of characters with “the humility of those who believe their lives are not worth telling.”


Here is Phobe’s website.