Unveiling and Finalist in BNEPortraitPrize

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So pleased to finally share my portrait -


104cm x 69cm 

Oil on linen

I had the pleasure of spending time with Scott Hutchinson (4th generation Hutchinson Builders) after being introduced to Scott as a sitter for the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Scott very generously met with me numerous times and I then spent the next couple of months trying to capture my impressions on canvas.  Unbeknown to Scott his friend Don O’Rorke had also commissioned the portrait as a surprise for Scott’s birthday.

Unveiling the portrait last night was a really positive and enjoyable event with both Scott and Don seeing the portrait for the first time.

Amongst the MANY goals I had for this portrait I wanted to capture Scott’s ‘distracted’ gaze and was very encouraged when both Scott and Don, unprompted, validated my achievement.  As an artist this confirmation is extremely rewarding and encouraging!

To add to my gratitude I found out yesterday that the piece has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize!! The exhibition will hang at the Powerhouse from the 30th Sep to 31st Oct