Author Chris Womersley was kind enough to sit for this portrait. He is a fabulous writer and if you haven’t read his book “Bereft” which was shortlisted in the Miles Franklin and was voted best book of 2011, do yourself a favour and read it.
After painting a more formal work for the Archibald Portrait Prize (unsuccessful), I started another. I am often criticised for overworking my paintings so this is a response to that. I’ll admit it has much more life to it.