ARCHIBALD SITTING 2018 - JUZ KITSON

It's that time of year again where I like to challenge myself by taking on a portrait. A portrait for me is more than a mere representation of the sitter's appearance, expression or simple gestures of their biography. A portrait articulates the psyche between the sitter and the artist, presenting an opportunity to reveal the inner workings of the subject's mind through the artist's own intimate thoughts on life and doubt through an exploration of their existential being. Heartfelt thanks goes to Juz Kitson one of Australia's best contemporary artists for allowing me delve into her as a subject and for sitting for me for this painting titled 'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus'. I've been so privileged to be able to paint her.

'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus' oil on canvas, 220cm x 167cm, 2018

'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus' oil on canvas, 220cm x 167cm, 2018

24 June 2016

A huge thank you to Luise Guest, for being my very worthy Archibald subject this year. Luise Guest is an Educator and Researcher at The White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale. She has also contributed to The Art Life and is also an accomplished author of a very recent publication entitled Half the Sky a publication about Chinese women artists. Thank you Luise!

 

Luise in my studio with painting in progress

Luise in my studio with painting in progress