Sunday, April 29, 2018


Priscilla Ambrosini sat for this portrait at a moments notice, which was fortunate for me because another sitter had to cancel our appointment. Priscilla is an artist too. She was a student at RMIT and my partner, Deborah Klein, was one of her lecturers, so it's been great to have a friendship after all these years.

I've always thought a great portrait is such a magical thing to see and recently I came across a wonderful book on portrait drawings, a catalogue from The National Portrait Gallery in London titled THE ENCOUNTER, DRAWINGS FROM LEONARDO TO REMBRANDT. I thought I would probably never come across another art book I would love to have, but surprises can happen!

Priscilla Ambrosini, 2018, pencil, 45 x 32 cm

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Profiling Sophia

This portrait of Sophia Sylagyi was completed over two short sittings. I thought I would add the half finished drawing from the first sitting to contrast it with the final one. It is drawn with a pencil and took around three hours, which is about the average time it takes for these drawings. I did a little touching up here and there, but I don't like doing too much once the sitter has left, otherwise it becomes a different drawing.

Sophia Szilagyi, 2018, pencil, 43 x 29 cm