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2013 Inglis Equine Art Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:27:13+11:00July 24th, 2013|

My Painting of Redoute’s Choice has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Inglis Equine Art Prize on exhibition at the Inglis Newmarket Stables on 14th August. The champion stallion is one of Australia’s all time great sires with 22 Group One winners in his progeny. His [...]

Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2013

By |2020-03-25T13:27:30+11:00February 25th, 2013|

This pastel drawing of my daughter Alexandra and granddaughter Miah was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize held at PLC Sydney. This prize is now Australia’s richest annual drawing prize since the Dobell Prize for drawing was changed to a biennial event. The [...]

2012 Inglis Equine Art Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:27:37+11:00August 1st, 2012|

My painting of Black Caviar titled “Simply the Best” has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Inglis Equine Art prize where the theme this year is “At the Track”. The work, featuring Australia’s favourite racehorse was composed using multiple photographic images because of the near impossibility [...]

2012 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

By |2020-03-25T13:27:55+11:00May 30th, 2012|

This prize for realistic portraiture is a biennial event with a purse of $50,000 for the winner and attracts the best portrait painters from all over Australia. Selection is by Photograph of the painting which is also compared with a photo of the subject to ensure that there [...]

Portrait of Richard Glover in 2012 Salon des Refusés

By |2020-03-25T13:28:02+11:00March 29th, 2012|

This portrait of Richard Glover ABC Radio 702 Drive Presenter missed selection in this year’s Archibald Prize but was selected in the Archibald Salon des Refusés on show at the S H Ervin Gallery from 1st April until 20th May 2012. As well as a broadcaster, Richard is [...]

Portrait Commission

By |2020-03-25T13:28:09+11:00November 4th, 2011|

Professor Gordon Parker AO Professor Parker is one of Australia’s most highly respected Psychiatrists and is the Founder/Director of the black Dog Institute , associated with the University of NSW, that conducts research into and treatment of Depression, Bipolar and Mood Disorders. The portrait was commissioned by the [...]

Winner of 2011 Sulman Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:28:16+11:00April 19th, 2011|

“The Artist’s Fate” was announced as the winner of the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW on 15/04/2011. The Archibald Prize and the Wynne Prize are judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and the Sulman Prize by an independent judge and this [...]

2011 Sulman Prize

By |2020-03-25T13:28:52+11:00April 12th, 2011|

“The Artists Fate”, a painting in my nightmare series has been selected as a finalist in the Sulman Prize (subject/genre paintings & murals) which along with the Wynne Prize (Landscape and Sculpture) is showing with The Archibald Prize (Portraits) at the Art Gallery of NSW. This painting could [...]

Mary MacKillop Icon

By |2020-03-25T13:28:48+11:00October 15th, 2010|

This Icon of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop was created to celebrate the canonisation of Australia’s first Catholic Saint. Mary, with Father Woods, founded the Josephite Order of Nuns dedicated to educating all children regardless of their social class, colour or financial situation and to provide spiritual [...]