A portrait of the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore. Her 'outsider' status as an Independent has allowed for 12 years of staggering results in favor of sustainability, the arts, public space development, responsible urban design and more. She is also the first woman popularly elected Lord Mayor of Sydney. This year she was re-elected, winning by a landslide. We had a lovely time during her sittings both at her home and my studio, which was easy to coordinate because we are neighbors!
I create figurative portrait paintings of LGBTQ-identified and Queer-allied women, most recently focusing on those who have impacted my life in some way. My work toys with the concepts of glorification, objectification and modification.The background is an abstracted composition of the Lord Mayor's favorite colours and an homage to her unwavering support of the LGBTQIA Community.
2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia