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"Emotional Portraits" by Michelle Nguyen

For those of you who missed the 6th issue of our journal, you would probably not have seen this beautiful image. Entitled “Emotional Portraits,” artist Michelle Nguyen uses color pencil to depict a child with captivating eyes. It is powerful and feels almost real. In describing this drawing, Michelle Nguyen says, “I went through a difficult time in my life where I turned to art for solace and peace. It’s become therapeutic for me to draw every night. After losing my father, I started doing portraits. I went through so many emotions I felt I had a hard time expressing on the surface. Art gave me a way to expose those parts of myself and in my drawings is what that displays. My portraits have become a way to tell my story.”


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