Project 13

Project 13 is a project I devised for myself, to give a focus for my exploration of watercolour portraits.

Most of us love taking selfies, we like how you can really control how you look and have fun with filters. You can put a version of yourself out there for others to see.

But Project 13 is about what it’s like to be 13 when there are no filters. Watch the Interview.

Project 13 is a simple idea:

  • I set myself the challenge to paint 13 portraits of 13 year olds from my school whilst I was 13.

  • I invited my followers on Instagram to be part of the project, and after taking their photos, painted them in my own time.

  • I wanted to show everyone what it’s really like to be a teenager – not just the side we decide to let people see.

  • I wanted to try and show the true personality of the sitter.

Project 13 will be exhibited at the Michaelhouse Centre in Cambridge, for two weeks from February 2019.  They will also be shared via a digital gallery.

See Press Coverage here.

Anna, Project 13
Anna, Project 13