Simon Marnie Portrait in 2013 Archibald-Salon-des-Refusés

My portrait of Simon Marnie titled The Fine Food Judge has been selected in The Fine Food Judge – A Portrait of Simon Marniethe the Alternative exhibition to the Archibald Prize – The Salon des Refusés at the S H Ervin Gallery, The Rocks.

Simon is a Radio Presenter who hosts “Weekends” on ABC Sydney 702. He is also a Gourmet, a Fine Food Judge for the Royal Agricultural Society and is a popular speaker/MC.

He is a great supporter of high quality, eco friendly locally grown produce and the farmers and providores who are responsible for it.

In his earlier life Simon was a magician which is much like being a visual artist in that they both use illusion to gain their effect.

The painting contains a QR code on the label hanging from the duck and the viewer can scan this with a QR Reader App on a smart phone and be directed to a YouTube video showing Simon seeing his portrait for the first time.