Month: February 2020

Adam Portraiture Award 2020 Winner – Sacha Lees

Congratulations to Sacha Lees for winning the 2020 Adam Art Portraiture Award for her portrait: “Sometimes an outline coloured in”, 2019, oil on board

“Ruthless in her self-scrutiny, this artist has introduced two elements which provide added interest to her photorealistic technique. The first is the concept of representing the act of painting oneself literally by showing the brush and hand in the image. The second is showing the process of developing the finished work in stages with the outline of the figure waiting to be filled in, which gives the work its title. This is an assured painting which is both compelling and rewards close study”.

Meredith Marsone – 2020 Adam Portraiture Award Finalists

Congratulations to Meredith Marsone on becoming a finalist in the 2020 Adam Portraiture Awards with her astonishing painting, ‘Gina and the Dragon’, oil on board. The The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation.

Meredith also has an exhibition opening at Exhibitions Gallery in Wellington on February 27th from 5 -7 pm.