Kings College Commissions

I was commissioned in late 2010 to complete 3 of 6 portraits of previous Masters of Kings College at the University of Queensland.  As you can see from the photos, the references I had were a bit tricky to work with but nonetheless I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  It was the first time I had completed any posthumous portraits - for the one portrait that was not posthumous I had the pleasure of meeting the man himself whilst completing a former rendition of him.  The black and white posthumous portrait I completed after having a wonderful meeting with his son (who incidently looked a lot like his father).  I used the opportunity to gain some insight into the skin colouring of his father and to get some idea of his father's personality (in the hope of capturing some of his spirit in the painting)

The 3 portraits were then unveiled at the yearly Enrolment Dinner and are now hanging in the College's dining hall.