This is my entry to the Archibald 2010. It’s Noni Hazelhurst. It might be hard to recognize but the spirit of the person never is, just gaze into her eyes.
The journey with Noni was beautiful. The fact that she allowed me to paint her, that she welcomed me to create without expectation was a heart expanding experience. She gave me the courage to simply paint. And so I did. I didn’t paint for the Archibald, I didn’t paint to appeal to the art critic that lives in my mind. I just painted.
I am grateful to the Archibald & to Noni for the experience as I have now found my courage to express whatever comes and to quote Noni: “Channelled from wherever these things come from.”