My new paintings always start out much differently than any of my other drawings, it’s because I have a plan.

I took some photos of myself just after transplant in the bathroom of the apartment we were renting in Seattle. I was amazed how different I looked in the mirror, I had lost a lot of weight and I had this new incision on my abdomen. I don’t look absolutely terrible in the photos but I felt pretty bad. I hope to convey what I was feeling in this painting. It may fail but I’m OK with that as the reward out weighs the risk.


  • Session: 2069
  • Work: 1505
  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 30"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."