Stu Larsen in the studio

A month ago I had the wonderful opportunity to have musician Stu Larsen come to the studio for a few days and sit for me.
Stu travels the world playing his music and had just come back to Australia briefly after several years touring with Passenger.
He is a very genuine fellow with a simple philosophy of travelling light though life, he has few possessions and no fixed address
and in his own words- ‘You look at me as if I’m a vagabond…. well, maybe I am’.
I’m happy to say the work I made from our time together in the studio has been selected for the
Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize held in the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. 9th May – 13th July 2014

This biennial prize exhibition offers a $40,000 major acquisitive prize, with the winning work entering the City of Townsville Art Collection.
This year it will be judged by the new director of the National Portrait Gallery Angus Trumble.

Stu Larsen - Vagabond. oil on plywood 35 x 43 cm web

Stu Larsen – Vagabond. oil on plywood 35 x 43 cm web

Stu hangs again!

Another painting I did of Stu last year has also accepted into the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards.

Stu Larsen - Jacinta Moore 40 x 31 cm oil on linen

Stu Larsen – Jacinta Moore 2013 40 x 31 cm oil on linen

Meg in Milburn Prize

I have been pre selected for the Milburn Art Awards held at the Brisbane Institute of Art
with this work of my daughter Meg. The show runs 2nd – 14th May 2014 at BIS, Windsor.

Meg egg tempera emulsion on canvas 25 x 25 cm