The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2021 Archibald Prize.
Cat #12 Richard Knafelc
HER SOUL WAS TOUCHED BY THE BEAUTIFUL - Dr. Sonia Henry
Oil on Linen
76 cm high x 61 cm wide
Dr. Sonia Henry is a general practitioner and published author. She has been an inspiring advocate, speaking out against bullying and sexual harassment within the medial profession. In this portrait featuring Sonia’s direct gaze as well as vivid colour forms, I wanted to convey her vivacity and liveliness.
This painting is part of my Presences series, in which I employ of liquid flows of abstract colour across human figures. In so doing, my aim is to explore the nexus between the body and the soul, while suggesting the variety of our internal psychological states.
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