The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2022 Archibald Prize.
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Cat#25 Liz Sullivan
SWEETNESS & SARDINES
Annie O'Shannessy, Actor & Educator
Acrylic, Oil, Pencils on Board
120 cm w x 150 cm h
Annie O’Shannessy crams everything into life and life into everything…from her previous life in the acting world to her, now, treading the education boards. The garden is crammed with the symbols of growth and change - her grandmother’s teacup, the light and shadows highlighting all aspects of her exuberance.
“Sweetness and Sardines” is not just about a one dimensional woman of dignity and character, but also with the savory crunch of the bones in sardines.