This new body of work acknowledges the Muse: devoted and remarkable, the artist's model absorbs - unflinchingly - the painter's scrutiny, staunchly committed and unmoving for extended periods.

The portraits shown are populated by model friends and invited sitters, displayed in sets. Each group of works started with factual studies of the individual models. Drawn from life, the drawings and photographs become the foundation and observational understanding which allow for reinterpretation and frivolity. Significant, as always, is the struggle to find balance between intuitive portrayal and invasive realism, to resist the over obvious result.


26th May 2017

26th May - 23rd July 2017 

Location: the Art Room Vivo Palm Cove

49 William Esplanade Palm Cove 4879