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  • jacquie blight

Good friends Howard and Denice Anderson, commissioned me to paint a large

3 panel work for their beautiful home in Sunbury. The painting began as an

exercise in design, but developed into a painting about our friendship and some

of the many things we share in common....a love of art, design, gardens, the

Japanese aesthetic, light, birds, and the patterns of nature.

Looking in on the Andersons…..elements of a friendship can currently be seen

at this years Hidden Faces Exhibition.

The exhibition is a fascinating collection of portraits from artists throughout the state.

Other subjects include: performers: Noni Hazlehurst, Scott Major, Merlyn Quaife,

David Splatt Rosenberg, Dan Sultan & Mick Connelly; sport icons: Gavin Bellis,

Barry Stoneham, Usain Bolt & John Bertrand; artists: Godwin Bradbeer &

Matthew Harding; author Rosalie Ham, filmmaker Kitty-May Allwood,

professors: Allan Fels, Damien Kingsbury & Malcolm Hopwood to name a few.

Curator/manager of Hidden Faces, Jacqueline Taylor OAM says, “ There is something new and different each year and now in its Sixteenth year, Hidden Faces continues to reveal the amazing portraiture talent in Victoria."

WHAT: HIDDEN FACES - The 2017 Victorian Salon des Refusés Exhibition WHERE: Lobby, Pan Pacific Melbourne, 2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf WHEN: 28 August - 16 November 2017 COST: Free of charge – open all day every day

Vote for your favourite painting for a chance to win a fun stay at

Pan Pacific Melbourne.

Howard and Denice Anderson at the Hidden Faces exhibition opening

Jacquie in front of Looking in on the Andersons......elements of a friendship photos by Upfront Pictures

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  • jacquie blight

A very talented writer and friend, Liz Coady, recently commissioned me to do the cover painting for her book Finding Minnie Everett. I really enjoyed the project; it brought me back to my early ballet days. The story is about a young ballerina (Liz’s great aunt Minnie) who goes on to make a significant contribution to the Golden Age of musical theatre in Australia. It’s a fascinating read.

Chasing Rainbows -  pen and ink illustration of Minnie Everett rehearsing the dancers for the production Goody Two Shoes

Chasing Rainbows - pen and ink illustration of Minnie Everett rehearsing the dancers for the production Goody Two Shoes

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  • Jacquie Blight

I was recently invited to Hume Central Secondary College Art and Technology Student Exhibition and end of year celebration, to make a selection for the Artist's Choice Award. Choosing one piece, from hundreds of worthy entries was an onerous task, and a valuable reminder of the difficulties art judges face. I chose a wonderfully unique desk and was thrilled to meet the creator. Khalid Omar plans to be a doctor. I'm sure his creativity and skill with his hands, will be valuable assets for him in the future.

Congratulations and all the best Khalid!

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