The 2023 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2023 Archibald Prize.
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Cat#14 Andrew Greensmith
RICK AMOR, AUSTRALIAN SURREALIST
Oil on Panel
50 w x 55 h cm
I knew of Rick Amor’s work through a friend and collector of his work and had always admired his and the dark, brooding subject matter. I also had always thought Rick would make a great portrait subject. I was uncertain that he would agree to sit, but to my surprise and relief, he said “yes”.
We had several sittings and really got on well with each other. We shared a lot in common with our admiration for similar art and artists.
Rick has a really amazing face and I relished the challenge of doing justice to it in a portrait. I paint mostly in oils.