Portrait of Richard Glover in 2012-Salon des Refusés

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 a journalist with a weekly column in The Sydney Morning Herald and he is also a writer with 12 published titles to his credit.

The painting shows Richard at his coffee table surrounded by some of the important things in his life – his notebooks,a microphone, a teacup, a book by one of his favourite writers and an Elvis LP.The words in the background detail his occupation, events in his life, many of the books he has written and mentions his partner Debra whom he calls Jocasta in his writings.

I felt it appropriate to have words in a painting of a person who is a lover of language and literature who makes his living from words both spoken and written.