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2021 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition

By |2021-11-09T00:32:13+11:00November 9th, 2021|

This self-portrait has been selected as a finalist in this year's Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. During the COVID 19 Pandemic, restrictions forced many of us to be confined to our homes and studios and I began a painting to represent this time, showing myself through a window, locked in [...]

2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:22:48+11:00November 1st, 2018|

My painting of Kate McClymont titled “I am Watching You”, painted on an acrylic mirror, is a finalist in this year’s DMNPP on exhibition in Juniper Hall, Paddington, from Nov 2 until Dec 16. As one of Australia’s leading Investigative Journalists, Kate McClymont continues to expose high-level corruption [...]

2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

By |2020-03-30T15:47:42+11:00October 24th, 2018|

This portrait of Kate McClymont has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards in Bega, NSW every 2 years. Unlike all other portrait prizes in this country, entries must be accompanied by a photo of the subject to ensure the portrait is [...]

2017 Archibald Packing Room Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:25:58+11:00October 24th, 2018|

This portrait of Lisa Wilkinson the then co-host of TV Channel Nine’s Today Show was a finalist in the 2017 Archibald Prize and awarded the Packing Room Prize by the retiring Head Packer , Steve Peters. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the award ceremony due to a [...]

2016 Archibald Salon des Refusés

By |2020-04-01T13:15:36+11:00July 16th, 2016|

My portrait of Jean Kittson has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Salon des Refusés which runs from 16/07/16 till 18/9/16. Jean Kittson is an Australian Comedian, Actor, Author, Radio/TV Performer and Multi-Media Scriptwriter. She is an experienced MC, keynote speaker, panelist, debater and facilitator of [...]

The Artist’s Fate 2 – The Recovery

By |2020-04-01T13:16:18+11:00March 24th, 2016|

This painting began its life as a sequel to “The Artist’s Fate” *which won the 2011 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art gallery of NSW. The judge that year was Richard Bell an Activist Artist from Queensland who told the press that he picked the winner by [...]

2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

By |2020-04-01T13:17:44+11:00October 20th, 2015|

This year I have 3 portraits chosen as semifinalists in the Moran Prize. 1. Little Miss No The subject of this painting is our granddaughter Miah who, having just turned 3, is still in that first stage of independence where every question is answered in the [...]

Portrait Exhibition

By |2020-03-25T13:26:37+11:00July 18th, 2015|

Gosford Regional Gallery has honoured me with a Retrospective Exhibition of 37 portraits. This is a most generous and brave move on their part as I don’t know of any regional gallery hosting a solo artist portrait exhibition… this is possibly a first. The exhibition includes portraits of [...]

2014 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

By |2020-03-25T13:26:49+11:00May 20th, 2014|

More good news... the Trompe l’oeil painting of my grandson, Caelan as “Bob the Builder” has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, a biennial event held in Bega near the southern coast of NSW. This award is for realistic portraiture and [...]

2014 Benalla Nude Art Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:26:57+11:00April 2nd, 2014|

This is a new art prize instigated by Artist, Ivan Durrant, Wash after Work 2014 Oil on Linen 120x90cm and supported by the friends of the Benalla Art Gallery and the citizens of Benalla in country Victoria. The works must contain a depiction of an adult nude body [...]

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