Warwick artist a finalist in Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

Sarah Pearn’s portrait of Marc Gordon.
Sarah Pearn’s portrait of Marc Gordon.

WARWICK artist Sarah Pearn is one of 40 finalists in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture vying for its $50,000 prize.

This year 375 artists entered the WA version of the Archibald Prize, which also offers a $7500 people’s choice award.

Pearn’s work, entitled Marc Gordon, is of a musician whose face intrigued her.

“I’ve always seen a certain wisdom in musician’s Marc’s face – a calmness and a knowing understanding,” she said.

“Marc has led an accomplished life, professionally and personally, yet his demeanour is so approachable and I find that to be very admirable.”

There will be an exhibition of the 40 finalists’ works at the Linton and Kay Gallery on St Georges Terrace from September 24 to October 4. ARTrinsic Inc will announce the main prize and people’s choice winners on October 1.