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 Black Dog Institute through a generous donation by Mr Albert Hunt & family. My next commission is a retrospective double portrait where one of the pair died 9 years ago so the subjects will be portrayed as they would have appeared 11 years ago. This a good challenge for a portrait painter and I am looking forward to it but I know it will present quite a few difficulties and will mess with my mind… I may need to consult Professor Parker before it is finished.