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A very personal portrait of close-friend, barber and running partner, Doug Howie.

The idea behind this portrait was to capture Doug in a very intimate and vulnerable moment. Decades of experience have left Doug with countless stories and close relationships, but most of these are limited to fifteen minute sessions every three-to-six weeks. This piece references his years mastering his craft and hints at the sadness of a man well into the twilight of his working life.

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Acrylic paint on canvas. Stretched and ready to hang.

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#Melancholy, # Portrait, # Barber, # Black and white, # negative space, # pop art, # comtemporary, # modern, # photorealism, # acrylics, # black, # white, # hands, # work

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