Adam portrait award - 2014 peoples' choice award
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The Adam Portrait award was won this year by Henry Christian-Slane, his painting is pictured below. I was privileged to win the peoples' choice award and used the opportunity to fly down to Wellington with Leanne and spend the day together, without the kids.see the show. We had a great time tripping round Wellington, shopping and seeing the sights. The exhibition holds a very interesting collection of characters evoked in paint. Below is some of my favourite artworks as well as a pic of Leanne and I next to my painting. There are also a selection of paintings that will be touring around New Zealand this year, so look out for them.
My entry is of one of my oldest friends, Terry (detail pictured above). He grew up on a farm in Otorohanga and has allowed me free access over the years to study, take notes and photograph the daily farm life. He is a good keen man that is overflowing with information about rural life in New Zealand and he is also, like many of these types, private. I wanted to capture a portrait of someone that wasn't completely comfortable with having that much scrutiny focused upon them and attempted to expose a little of that discomfort in the work. You can see the full painting of Terry here
Here this link to the Adam Portrait Award winners
Or here, for the entire exhibition