In February I had the honour of the late, great Midday Maestro, Mr Geoff Harvey sit for me for the Archibald. We chatted about his amazing career, his love for his beautiful family and his pure passion for writing and playing music.
He was funny, witty and just so very kind to take time out from his busy touring schedule for me and it was an experience I am so truly grateful for and one I will never forget.
He played Bach for me while I sketched him and this was so overwhelming to watch as he played with such grace and ease. The music flowed from him so naturally and filled his music studio with such power yet gentleness that was awe inspiring and I hope that my portrait conveys some of the magic of his presence. It is a presence that will be missed by many.
I’m so very honoured to be able to enter this portrait into the 2019 Archibald Prize.
During the process of painting this portrait, I created some snaps to show the journey of the painting as it was created… Check them out below.