Finalist in the Marie Ellis Drawing Prize

The latest piece in my 'Reverberate' series featuring artist Sarah Tracton has been selected as one of 25 finalists in the Marie Ellis Drawing Prize at Jugglers Art Space in Brisbane. 

A massive congratulations to Michael Armstrong , who won the overall prize for his stunning drawing 'The Traits of the Living (Dying)'. The exhibition will run from the 5th to the 27th of August. at 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD.

Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize

My painting of musical theatre performer, Kerrie Anne Greenland, has been selected as a finalist for the biannual Percival Portrait Painting Prize in Townsville. 

It's a privilege to be hanging alongside such talent in this $40,000 aquisitive prize. 

Well done to Queensland-based artist Lisa Adams, who won the major prize with her intricately painted and surreal self-portrait 'Revelation' - and also to Barbara Cheshire who won the 150th local prize with her soulful painting, 'I Remember'. 

It's wonderful to see portraiture embraced so fondly by the people of Townsville. Thanks to everyone involved who makes this event happen.  The exhibition will run at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery until the 10th of July. 

 
 
Photo courtesy of Kim Guthrie. 

Photo courtesy of Kim Guthrie. 

My painting of Kerrie Anne alongside Paul Jackson's portrait of iconic comedian Paul Livingston (aka 'Flacco'). 

My painting of Kerrie Anne alongside Paul Jackson's portrait of iconic comedian Paul Livingston (aka 'Flacco'). 

Group Exhibition at Project 504

I’m currently exhibiting work at Project 504 gallery in a group show with some sensational artists, including Helen Connolly, Sean Hutton, Christina Rogers and Lucy West-Sooby. ‘Uncovered: Making a Work of Art’ offers insight into the creative process behind a completed work.

While the group share a background of classical training at the Julian Ashton Art School, the exhibition aims to reveal that even among like-minded artists there is a diverse range of creative methods and no two imaginations are the same. Art lovers will gain valuable insight into the nature of creative work, and fellow artists will recognise some of their own daily hardships and triumphs.

The exhibition was opened by fine art specialist and auctioneer, Anne Phillips, and featured live music form folk/jazz trio, Marcus Holden, Keiran Ryan-Colton and Gary Steele. It was also an honour to have our former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, in attendance, viewing the latest portrait of him by Sean Hutton. Click here for a full gallery of images from the opening night.

Former prime minister, Bob Hawke, alongside his daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke, Blanche d'Alpuget and the artist, Sean Hutton. 

Former prime minister, Bob Hawke, alongside his daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke, Blanche d'Alpuget and the artist, Sean Hutton. 

Crowds gathering at Project 504 gallery. 

Crowds gathering at Project 504 gallery. 

Award-winning filmmaker and ceramicist, Sarah Tracton, standing under my portrait of her 'Reverberate'. 

Award-winning filmmaker and ceramicist, Sarah Tracton, standing under my portrait of her 'Reverberate'.