Finalist 2015 Prospect Portrait Prize, Adelaide

Steve Salo, 15 November 2015

Steve Salo, Self 2015It’s exciting to have one of my self portraits shortlisted for the 2015 Prospect Portrait Prize in Adelaide. The prize sought “artworks that are interpretations and reflections of the subject but not a literal likeness”.

In contrast to some of the more anguished self portraits I’ve painted in the past, ‘Self 2015’ reflected a day (or maybe this year) when hope and promise conquered fear and overwhelm. A big lesson from my studio fire in 2013 was that there’s no point hoarding art in your own little cave, it’s created to be seen and this year I’ve put in a mega effort to get my work into group exhibitions across Australia.

The 2015 Prospect Portrait Prize exhibition will be held at Prospect Gallery, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth, Adelaide, from 6 December 2015 to 17 January 2016.

Steve Salo, ‘Self 2015’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm. Available
Finalist 2015 Prospect Portrait Prize

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