The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2021 Archibald Prize.
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Cat #6 Peter Ferrier
LES FINNIS - ARCHITECT AND ICE BERGER
180 cm h x 120 cm w
I painted prominent Melbourne architect Les Finnis, who is also an Ice Berger, who swims in the cold water of Port Phillip Bay every morning. I decided to paint him in my usual style, with the stylised skyline of Melbourne in the background to emphasise his role as an architect.
This year, I was particularly happy to be entering the Archibald Prize because my daughter, Laurent Ferrier was also entering, painting Ryan Shelton.