The 2020 Victorian Salon des Refusés
Cat #24 Kerry Smith-Taughkin
Acrylic on Linen Canvas
76 cm h x 102 cm w
This is Ali Oetjen. Ali is a Healthy Lifestyle Advocate and TV personality, best remembered as the “Australian Bachelorette 2018". Consequently, Ali is featured here with a symbolic Rose Regal headdress, but instead of red roses, I have depicted colors according to her Numerology.
Ali is a Boxing exercise coach and has written a Healthy Eating Cookbook, hence her gloves represent both Boxing and Oven mitts, with a modern take on 1950s glamour. We met at a Yoga retreat and I found Ali to be a great sport, easy company, astute and very dedicated to whatever she puts her mind to.
This portrait was submitted to the Darling Portrait Prize.
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