The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the Lester Prize.
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Cat #33 Victoria Watts
Acrylic on Linen
26 cm high x 26 cm wide
Last year, I painted this portrait of Russell, a Mechanical Engineer and talented designer. Being in Covid lockdown at the time, painting in monotone seemed appropriate - many dimensions of life were diminished so removing colour matched the mood of the time.
Russell’s wedding anniversary party had to be cancelled so I also painting a portrait of his wife as a matching pair to this work to help them celebrate that milestone.