The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait is a finalist in the 2021 Lester Prize.
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Cat #26 Jim van Geet
DR HELEN HAINES MP - BUCKING THE TREND AND DEALING WITH IT
Oil on Linen
100 cm high x 139 cm wide
This artwork is all about storytelling.
Conveying a message in oil paint on a linen canvas.
Using colour, negative space, dynamic composition and
movement to entice the viewer to ask “what is this painting
Portraits can be so much more than just a visual representation of the sitter. It can also be allegorical whilst describing their personality and this is what I sought to do.
This painting refers to her work in Federal Parliament and the difficulties she faces as an independent dealing with the major parties.