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Archibald 2010

My portrait of Peter FitzSimons, Author, Ex-Wallaby, Sports Journalist and Broadcaster has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 Archibald Prize along with 33 others in a field of 849 entries.

The painting shows the Author seated in his front garden with his dog Burkey.

My aim was to convey Fitzy’s mass ( he is 2 metres tall and solidly built), to capture the “don’t mess with me look in his eyes” and to also display his gentler side by including his dog.