I couldn’t think of a better portrait to paint on a cricket bat than of Test great, David Boon. Growing up, my mum was ‘in love’ with Boonie. We even had Buttercup stickers on our fridge with his face on it! I’ve painted the portrait of many cricketers but Boonie holds a special place for me. The portrait, painted in acrylics, shows the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductee in his baggy green cap and the rear has been painted to show Boonies signature Gray Nicolls brand that he played with during his career.
Bec Rose is best known for her portraits, painted predominantly in acrylics and oils. “I am inspired by people’s stories, their history, travels and life journey’s”
Often experimental in her application, Bec utilises her photography and digital skills to explore her concepts, creating limited edition prints as well as original contemporary paintings. After completing an Assoc Diploma of Fine Arts at Wollongong West TAFE, she went on to work as a Painter for Walt Disney in Surry Hills, Sydney. Whilst continuing to paint over the years, Bec also explored many creative avenues including her own line of OOAK cloth dolls and Professional Portrait Photography. Bec’s focus is now solely on painting, capturing personality, story and history in both her portraiture and landscape paintings.