I love doing portraits. I usually have one on the go at any time. If not, I’m thinking about one or stressing because I haven’t got one in front of me. I almost live with the painting until its finished. I tend to paint them in the kitchen/living room where I can keep an eye on them. Other stuff can happen elsewhere but not the portraits!

I have entered portraits in most of the well-known competitions. I paint on commission. And I’m always trying to organise my next one.

I have had 2 exhibitions of portraits; one as part of my simultaneous first exhibition in 2008 and a second in 2017. See links here:

Solo Portraits https://julie.mccarronbenson.com/simultaneous-solo-exhibitions/

Canberra’s Feminist Strength https://julie.mccarronbenson.com/canberras-feminist-strength/

Assorted other portrait competition entries


My Archibald entries

I first entered the Archibald Portrait Prize in 2008. I have put in an entry every year. I have been

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