Art Showcase - Self-Portrait by Charlene Lanzel - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Charlene Lanzel and I am an artist from New York city. This is a self-portrait I did while living in New Orleans. And I had done some research on my street that I was living on and I found out that Edgar Degas lived across the alley from me. And by studying him, I found out that he drank absinthe so I thought, "Well I am an artist, so I have to try it." So, I went to Pirate's Alley and I tried an absinthe and this was the night. It is acrylic on canvas.