Pastel on Mi Teinte Tex Paper (Sand) 75cm x 55cm
This is my young friend Paul. I asked him if I could do his portrait for an upcoming (and rather prestigious) art show – ‘Art from the Heart of the Goulburn’. He is the Captain of the Tallarook Cricket Team and they won the League Premiership this year. In addition to that, he is a highly decorated all round sportsman, having played cricket at State level, and is also a much admired footballer. Basically an all round “Good Bloke”!
The theme for the art show is ‘Earth, Air, Water’ and artists are required to submit an ’Artist’s Statement’ of how their work relates to the theme. I said something along the lines of "He makes runs along the Earth, hits the ball in the Air, and after all this exercise he needs Water (appropriately flavoured) to recover!!!
(P.S. Where is that cricket fanatic BISWAAL)?