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Portraits from Home


The Victorian Artists Society is proud to present the online exhibition, 'Portraits from Home'.

This exhibition features a diverse range of portraits painted by members of the Victorian Artists Society.

This is the first in a series of dedicated online exhibitions, with the next, 'A Quiet Life', opening on Friday 9 October.

Artists are listed alphabetically by surname. If you are interested in purchasing an artwork, please contact the Victorian Artists Society on: artforsale@victorianartistssociety.com.au

Or call: 9662 1484 Monday to Friday, 10am to 3:30pm


​​​'Omani Girl', Oil on Linen By Bruce Baldey 

NFS

Portrait of a young Omani girl prepared for Eid celebrations. The temporary henna markings on her face are traditional and similar to those applied for wedding celebrations.


​'Self Portrait Behind the Trees', watercolour on Arches 300gsm rough paper By Cynthia Boyle 

Price $350.00 

28cm H x 38cm W 

Unframed 

Living in East Gippsland during lockdown felt like a protective screen of bush was  surrounding me and protecting me from contact with this terrible disease. Most of the time it was just me and the trees.


​'Fiona Bruce from the Telly', Watercolour By Julian Bruere 

Price $1,500.00 

85cm H x 65cm W x 4cm D 

Framed 

In Lockdown it was from the telly that some of our best portrait models could be found, Fiona Bruce is a host on Fake or Fortune, a series all artists dream to be on in another lifetime.


​'Harry the Hound', Pastel By Sam Bruere 

Price $1,500.00 

55cm H x 70cm W x 3cm D 

Framed 

Harry is an excellent Hound and the portrait element good to explore in pastel. I really enjoyed the surrounds as they became part of the portrait.


​'The Luthier', Watercolour By Ann Capling 

Price $1,200.00 

76cm H x 84cm W 

Framed


​'Unmasked', Watercolour By Ann Capling 

Price $300.00 

57cm H x 28cm W 

Unframed


'Pensive Nelle 2020', Oil Pastel By Helen Carter 

Price $900.00 

34cm H x 40cm W

Unframed


​'Tang Tomb Mural of Polo Player', Chinese Ink on paper By Rosa Choy 

Price $780.00 

46cm H x 69cm W 

Unframed 

This original painting is one of the murals of Tang Dynasty Prince Zhanghuai 's tomb, and the horseman rushed to the polo field to take part in a polo match. Tang Dynasty painting skills to achieve a high level, the shape of characters and horses, only with simple lines with some colours, has been painted very vividly. Unfortunately, these fresco artworks are mutilated, so today's artists use their artistic cultivation and skills to create a second time. 


​'Sketch of Kitty', Oil By Rachel Dettmann-Smith 

Price $480.00 

41cm H x 31cm W 

Unframed


'Self', Oil By Rodney Edelsten 

Price $750.00 

90cm H x 60cm W 

Framed


​'Lynne', Watercolour By Neil Gude 

Price $250.00 

25cm H x 35cm W 

Unframed


'Emma with purple hair', Watercolour By Margaret Gurney 

NFS 


'Emma with purple hair', Watercolour By Margaret Gurney 

NFS 


'Violet Haas', Oil on Canvas By Steven Haas 

NFS 


​'The Artist's Corner', Oil By Mary Hyde 

Price $1,500.00 50cm 

H x 60cm W x 8cm D 

Framed 

Even in isolation there are subjects to be found within a shared studio.


'Lockdown 02', Giclee Print By Richard Impey 

Price $250.00 

94.1cm H x 59.4cm W 

Unframed 

Lockdown is one of a series of self-portraits I have been drawing recently using Procreate on an iPad. The final image is professionally printed on archival paper using archival inks. The image itself is A1 in size with an extra 5cm white boarder for framing purposes.​


​'Lockdown Selfie No. 2', Oil By Don James 

SOLD

30cm H x 25cm W 

Framed 

The second self portrait painted in my Eaglemont studio during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.


'The World Outside', Watercolour on Arches 300 gsm By Sari James 

NFS 

‘The World Outside” is a portrait of my daughter Marlow (three years old) looking longing outside the window during the COVID lockdown in Melbourne.



'Good old times', Oil Canvas on Board By Gwendoline Krumins 

Price $450.00 

31cm H x 23cm W 

Unframed 

Visited some photos I had taken during our Friday Group sessions and was missing my art buddies, so decided to paint a few of them.


​'New Tricks', Watercolour By Jon Lam 

Price $300.00 

65cm H x 64cm W x 3cm D 

Framed


​'Leonard', Oil on Stretched Canvas By Paul Learmonth 

Price $850.00 

40cm H x 30cm W x 2.5cm D 

Unframed


​'Clarence', Oil on Stretched Canvas By Paul Learmonth 

Price $850.00 

40cm H x 30cm W x 2.5cm D 

Unframed


​'Angel Falling', Oil on Stretched Canvas By Paul Learmonth 

Price $850.00 

40cm H x 30cm W x 2.5cm D 

Unframed


​'By the Window: Cadbury the Cat', Acrylic on Canvas, ready to hang By Hsin Lin 

Price $800.00 

36cm H x 36cm W x 1.5cm D 

Unframed 

This is a very calming scene that I see every day: my cat Cadbury sit by the window next to me, looking at me with her lovable, big round eyes while I do my daily meditation. I try to interpret her unconditional love and pure companionship, hope you enjoy.


​'Self Portrait', Acrylic on Snowdon Paper By Joseph Luczynski 

Price $500.00 

50cm H x 35cm W 

Unframed 

My self-portraits are usually quick studies done first thing in the mornings. My process is to keep the work free and expressive without killing the subject.  


'Kurdish Girl', Oil on Canvas By Faramarz Mokhtarpour 

Price $800.00 

70cm H x 50cm W 

Unframed


​'Sadia–at home', Oil By Faye Owen 

Price $1,200.00 

44cm H x 34cm W x 3.5cm D 

Framed


'Dress ups with Sienna No1', Pastel on Pastelmat By Heather Peberdy 

Price $750.00 

70cm H x 50cm W 

Unframed 

While in COVID lockdown I started painting portraits of family and friends. My only granddaughter, Sienna, who is 7 years old had fun dressing up and sending me photos to paint. This was a wonderful way for us to interact.


​'Dress ups with Sienna No2', Pastel on Pastelmat By Heather Peberdy 

Price $450.00 

40cm H x 30cm W 

Unframed 

While in COVID lockdown I started painting portraits of family and friends. My only granddaughter, Sienna, who is 7 years old had fun dressing up and sending me photos to paint. This was a wonderful way for us to interact.​


'Self Portrait with Iso Curls and my Painting', Gouache By Jo Reitze 

Price $1,300.00 

58.5cm H x 68.5cm W x 2cm D 

Framed 

In isolation without a haircut, my hair became curly for the first time. This gouache Self-Portrait records the new me in these ‘unprecedented’ times. I freely painted myself, reflected in the wardrobe mirror in front of my large oil painting. Its vibrancy contrasts with my white hair and dark clothing.​


​'Self Portrait', Oil on Stretched Canvas By Clive Sinclair

Price $1,200.00 

50cm H x 40cm W 

Unframed 

1 of 2 portraits painted in lockdown from my studio


​'Miriam at 5 months', Oil By Gregory R Smith

NFS


'Sahara Princess', French Acrylic on fine linen canvas By Zulu (Heather Towns) 

Price $1,300.00 

90 x 90 cm, Black timber box frame 5 cm deep 


​'Rockin' the Turban'. French Acrylic on fine linen canvas By Zulu (Heather Towns) 

Price $1,200.00 

90cm H x 57cm W, Black timber box frame 5 cm deep 

This painting was done for an exhibition to raise money for breast cancer and the idea was to paint bald people. It was called the Archie’s Bald Exhibition run in a small town called Archies Creek. The exhibition was cancelled due to Civid 19.


​'Defiant!', Oil By Ursula Tursky 

Price $400.00 

100cm H x 100cm W x 5cm D 

Unframed 

This is a portrait that bares all – in DEFIANCE. Stay away COVID-19!


​'Deep in Thought', Terracotta By Manfred Tursky 

Price $250.00 

14cm x 12cm x 8cm

Reflecting on these times, gathering inner strength


​'Heather', Oil on Canvas By John Wakefield 

Price $1,500.00 

51cm H x 41cm W x 0.5cm D 

Unframed 

Lockdown has provided a wonderful opportunity to paint loved ones.


​'Pernette reading–Study in oil', Oil and charcoal on canvas By Hans van Weerd 

Price $500.00 

40cm H x 50cm W x 3cm D 

Unframed 

Pernette reading a book in my studio, trying not to fall asleep.


'​Dopple Selbstbildnis—after Egon Schiele', Oil and charcoal on canvas by Hans Van Weerd 

$1,975


'​Self in Lockdown', Oil on linen By Chris White 

Price $3,000.00 

110cm H x 78cm W 

Framed 

Traditional studio self-portrait


​'Selfie 1', Oil By Ray Wilson 

Price $300.00 

43cm H x 33cm W 

Unframed

Modern impressionist tonal artwork on Belgian Linen


'Self Portrait', Oil on Canvas By Lihong Zhang 

NFS 

In the lockdown period, Lihong started her first self portrait painting.​