About the Artist

Background

I trained in England at St Martins School of Art and the London College of Printing. I have lived in Australia since 1981 and returned to oil painting in 2003 after an absence of nearly 30 years.

In 2010, I completed the Master of Studio Arts (Painting) course at Sydney College of the Arts, the arts faculty of the University of Sydney. I exhibit occasionally and welcome commissions.

Artist’s Statement

Over the last twelve years I have explored a painting style which differs from traditional application methods such as brush and palette knife and involves highly liquid oil paint – thrown, applied to, or dripped on to the canvas. I am fascinated and captivated by texture – and continually experiment to make paint reflect natural movement and life.

Currently I am concentrating on two genres – portraiture and my ongoing Nebula series of paintings and video works.

Portraits

Pleased to announce that works from my major portrait series ‘After Retinal Detachment’ – exploring the effects of an eye injury in late 2011– were hung in the Archibald Prize in 2015 and 2013. These and other works were hung in the Mosman Art Prize in 2015, 2013 & 2012, the inaugural Arts Access Australia Art Award, the 2016 and 2014 Percival Portrait Prize and the Black Swan Portrait Prizes amongst others. Five works made the semi-finals of the Moran Art Prize over the last three years with one being a finalist in 2015. A double portrait of father and son retinal surgeons (the two Alex Hunyors), was selected for the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Open Section at Campbelltown Art Centre.

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– Thanks to Ehsan Jahanandish for use of the photo!