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‘Porcelain’ Self Portrait – Original Watercolour Painting – By Rianna Thomas Art


‘Porcelain’ Self Portrait Original Watercolour Painting

By Rianna Thomas Art, 2020

‘Porcelain’ is the perfect way to honour a loved one’s strength and journey through life in a subtle and visually appealing way.

‘Porcelain’ is a highly personal artwork, being a self portrait of Rianna Thomas herself. This piece was inspired by the brief of In.cube8r’s ‘Self Portrait’ Group Exhibition in Fitzroy, March of 2020.

‘A self-portrait is an examination of not just the external self but also an exploration of what lies within. To the viewer a self portrait can offer a fascinating window in to a private world, a tantalising peek at the inner workings of the artists mind. For the artist it is an act of self examination, a brave moment of honesty and a tool used to explore their self-identity. In.cube8r asked artists from all mediums to take on this introspective task and exhibit their self portraits in our exciting group show. We now invite you to join them on their journey of self exploration.’

Exploring themes of identity as an autistic woman , as well as defiance and the reclamation of ones autonomy and self as a survivor, ‘Porcelain’ explores the outsider’s perception compared to self identity. With doll-like features including porcelain skin, rosy cheeks and vacant eyes, this self portrait becomes a canvas for the viewer to project their own wants, needs and meanings onto the piece.

Appearing naive, dainty and breakable, the viewer quickly makes a judgement of the porcelain girl, not knowing the thoughts held back behind her tongue or the extents as to which her being has endured, all the while still surviving and softly blinking back at the viewer through metallic golden eyelashes.

‘Porcelain’s warm, soft tones result in the painting easily making itself at home and fitting perfectly into a variety of styles and settings. Working well with light, open spaces filled with fresh flowers and lovely scented candles!


  • Size is 21cm x 30cm
  • One of a kind, original artwork
  • Made using watercolours, colour pencils and acrylic paint
  • Featuring Metallic Gold accents!
  • On high quality, 300gsm archival Arches Watercolour Paper
  • Handmade in Victoria

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Cuber: Rianna Thomas Art (Fitzroy)
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Rianna Thomas is an expressionist artist. Growing up with undiagnosed ADHD & Autism resulted in her relying on art as a source of expression & as a way to communicate with others. Life without a diagnosis resulted in Rianna growing up extremely shy, becoming one who tended to listen & observe rather than participate. Because of this, she used her art to interpret & understand herself & those around her, becoming fascinated from a young age with painting highly expressive & emotive faces.

Rianna’s medium of choice are watercolour paints. The organic, unpredictable nature of watercolours inspires her to express her thoughts & feelings, however messy they may be. Rianna also loves experimenting & mixing mediums together. Usually incorporating multiple mediums within one artwork, adding details with colour pencils, ink, & metallic accents.

Rianna’s goal with her art is to create emotive and relatable works that can resonate with others. She also hopes through using her art as therapy & being open with her Autism & ADHD diagnosis, she can help bring representation & awareness to those, especially women, on the spectrum.

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