The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to various portrait prizes.
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Cat#21 Louise Otten
Flowerdale Pub Owner
Acrylic on Canvas
50 cm w x 60 h
I met Steve in the Flowerdale Pub and his face told me many stories. I really wanted to capture those stories on a canvas. When I approached him, he thought it was the weirdest request he had ever had.
We talked and I showed him some photos of my portraits. He then became interested and agreed to the portrait. Some months later, I showed him the finished painting. He laughed and thought himself the ugliest man in the world, but he liked it.
He was a bit funny about the flower earring I gave him.