PORTFOLIO > 2017

Nude portrait of Australian Queer Activist Sally Rugg set among abstract strokes of yellow, gold, purple, pink and navy blue.
Sally
Oil on canvas
40" x 40"
2017

Sally Rugg is a Sydney-based activist advocating for a range of LGBTQIA+ issues. She speaks regularly at public events and is devoted to equality and fair treatment for all people, from the LGBTQI community, to refugees, to those living below the poverty line. After our initial sitting I painted this portrait while Sally travelled around Australia to campaign for marriage equality at several rallies. We had a final sitting shortly after the announcement of the postal plebiscite, which we strongly oppose, and are both hopeful that marriage equality can become a reality in the near future.