My painting Millie has been selected as a semi finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. A gallery of the semi finalists can be viewed on the Moran website here: http://www.moranprizes.com.au/
My painting Cowboy has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Portia Geach Memorial Award.
As stated on the Trust Company website:
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is a celebration of female Australian artists. It’s Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize for female artists and has greatly contributed to the development of female artists in this country.
It was established by Florence Kate Geach in 1961 in memory of her sister, Portia Geach and is awarded each year to the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters or the Sciences.
A record number of finalists year-on-year have been selected for the shortlist of Australia’s most recognised portrait prize for women, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, with its trustee – The Trust Company – today announcing 58 finalists.
The judging panel for 2013 is comprised of Jane Watters, Director S.H Ervin Gallery; Dr Lindy Lee, Senior Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts; and Artist Ben Quilty.
My painting Cherry Dell Flowers is currently part of a group exhibition of still lives at Olsen Irwin Gallery in Woollahra, Sydney. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and ceramics and runs from 18 September – 6 October 2013.
Autoportrait, a self-portrait feature is the 26th exhibition held by Gallery Ecosse which showcases a select group of represented and invited artists including some Highlands based names, most notably Archibald Prize winner and AGNSW Trustee Ben Quilty. Self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, in many cases becoming an integral part of an artists practice. A self-portrait can reveal so much about an artist, from moral and psychological issues through to a strong form of narrative taken from the artists life-experience. Dominic Knight discusses the exhibition in his foreword text in the Autoportrait catalogue
Read an article about the exhibition by Alex Speed in The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/less-about-face-value-more-about-state-of-mind/story-e6frg8n6-1226673906128
I am a finalist in the Yen Young Australian Art Award for my painting “Live Forever” pictured below. The finalist exhibition will be held at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney from the 27th of June, 2013. To view the finalists go to http://www.yenmag.net/artery/yen-female-art-award-finalists-2013/
“The House That Lars Built” is an interesting blog that asked to interview me after reading “Chat in a Chair” with Sydney’s Arent & Pyke. You can read it here: http://www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com/2013/03/in-my-next-life-painter.html
Photos by Luisa Brimble courtesy Arent & Pyke
Elizabeth Fortescue kindly wrote an article about my portrait of Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora
Picture: Justin LloydSource: The Daily Telegraph
Issue 62, March 2013
“I Paint, Therefore I Am” pp. 42-46
A friend of mine Maria takes beautiful photographs and posts them on her blog Schorlemaedchen. She came over the other day to take photos of my studio while I was making paintings for my recent exhibition “With Flowers”.
You can see the rest of them here:
Interview titled “Chat in a Chair” with Sydney’s Arent & Pyke. This was a handwritten interview, and I got to choose the chair! http://inoutdesignblog.com/laura-jones-chat-in-a-chair/
Photos by Luisa Brimble.