The self-portrait is the artist’s most intimate personal legacy, and most public form of self-advertisement. Self-portraits are often specific in intention, recording particular moments in an artist’s personal or professional life. We find certain works clearly state the artist’s occupation by the inclusion of brushes, palettes, portfolios, pencils, easels; whilst others indicate success and status by concentrating on fashionable clothing, smart interiors and diverse proofs of wealth. The very nature of the drawing or painting, the actual technique of applying ink, pencil, chalk or charcoal to paper, or paint to canvas - the distinguishable mark-making - can convey information about the character and type of artist represented. Artists define their aesthetic perceptions by every decision made in the art-work produced. Each line, colour, shape and the consequent relationships between them become part of the expressive self and define a creative identity. ‘I am my style’, said Paul Klee.