Vale – Nabil Gazal

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It was an honour to have the pleasure of painting Nabil, thank you for the opportunity and condolences to Maud and the family.

Converse Shoe Fetish!

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As some of you may know I am currently undergoing a Converse shoe fetish which I am choosing to indulge at the upcoming Balmain Art Show (Nov 5/6/7).  Here’s a sneak preview …

2010 Mortimore Art Prize

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So happy to have been selected as a finalist in the Mortimer Art Prize in two sections – Portraiture with my tonal painting of the lovely Eugenie “White Shoes White Ribbon” and Still Life with “Fiore” Tryptych.

Mad Max

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Mad Max and Goose on a break from filming, with “The Interceptor”. Once again I’ve had a great time creating two more scenes from the iconic Aussie film “Mad Max”.  I have used oil on canvas, my favourite medium. The first painting depicts Mel Gibson and Steve Bisley leaning against “The Interceptor” in the bright Australian sun. The second shows… Read more »

Fine Art and Decorative Painting Magazine

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I’m having a great time compiling a 16-part series of “How to” articles for Fine Art and Decorative Painting magazine. The series is called “So you want to Paint a Portrait?”  It will take an amateur portraitist on a step by step journey from the first sitting, basic proportions, observing features and forms and  initial sketches.  Then through to composition and… Read more »

Sydney Pink Ribbon Ball

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As you know, each year I offer a portrait sitting for the Silent Auction at the Sydney Pink Ribbon Ball.  Last years successful bidders were the Giakoumelos family and I’m looking forward to painting their three children. The Pink Ribbon Ball raises funds for the Sydney Breast Cancer Institute.  The Institute is one of Australia’s leading centres for diagnosis, treatment… Read more »

Nabil Gazal, My Life So Far

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Nabil’s portrait was a joy to paint and was also my entry for the Archibald Prize. This painting is a story in pictures of his life.  His lovely wife Maud and I spent hours going over old family photos.  We discovered old sepia shots of his first car, first boat, his baby photos, Maud in her first car at age… Read more »