First portrait painting sold!

November 7, 2019

Today was a significant milestone in my visual art career - I sold and personally delivered my first portrait painting!  While I have sold a few other paintings previously, and many prints and photographs, making a sale on a portrait is a huge step for me.  My sitter, Margi Brown Ash, was the happy purchaser.  This is such a compliment, to have Margi's support and affirmation as a visual arts practitioner.  Margi herself is in the performing arts (theatre), therapy and academia.

 

 Margi as Sonja, 2018-19, oil on Belgian linen, 122 x 122 x 3.3cm, from the Centenary series

 

I actually reworked this painting three times after its initial creation in October 2018.  The final reworking, completed only a few days ago, is a more faithful version of Margi, I think.  Margi is such a vibrant, energetic, passionate, creative and colourful person. I felt that with a more intense clarity and a clear blue background instead of a neutral one, this version captured her most fully.

 

Margi at home holding her PhD thesis - which subsequently won an award for Australian performing arts research - sitting in her mother's chair

 

Margi and Genevieve in conversation

 

 

Photography by Terry Memory

 

 

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