Shelley Argent, the mum every Aussie gay boy wishes was his, has been immortalised in paint, and her portrait has been entered in the Archibald.
Iain Williamson has held a dream of having one of his paintings hung in the Sydney Art Gallery for many years. Iain is a very talented art teacher held in high esteem by his students. Shelley said,
When Iain asked me if I would be his subject for this year’s entry I was not only surprised and humbled, but extremely honoured. Now that it is completed i am extremely pleased with how Iain portrayed me with his oils and expertise.
I believe Iain’s talent is a well kept secret and it’s time for his talent to be recognised. Iain does his large paintings like this particular portrait in his small kitchen in his trendy townhouse in inner Sydney.”
Iain has captured Shelley’s love of live and outgoing personality, with the glint of steel beneath. Do you think it does her justice?