Adam Scott just a picture … now an Archibald Prize art contender

Adam Scott painting portraitAUSTRALIA’S first US Masters champion Adam Scott has been entered into a new competition, this time the Archibald Prize.

Immortalized in his Green Jacket and Australian flag board shorts, Scott was the subject of Queensland artist Vanessa Perske’s Archibald Prize portrait titled “C’mon Aussie”.

Although her portrait of Scott wasn’t among the Archibald Prize finalists announced recently, Perske was extremely proud of her stunning artwork.

“Adam has done so much for Australian golf and is such an incredible ambassador for our county overseas that it was really nice to honour him in this way,” said Perske who spent upwards of 50 hours painting the acrylic and ink on canvas portrait.

“Usually I paint quite quickly but I took more time with this portrait, it was a really special piece to work on.”

Scott posed for the painting at his Gold Coast home the day after winning the 2013 Australian PGA Championship and while the Green Jacket was his request the board shorts were the artist’s flair.

“He came out for the session so relaxed, he hadn’t done his hair and I thought the board shorts were a nice Aussie tribute and helped capture his down to earth, larrikin nature,” added Perske.

Having known Scott since they captained the Queensland secondary school golf team together, Perske admits it was daunting at first to paint the Masters champion.

Having already had some buyer interest in the painting Perske will donate some of the proceeds to the Adam Scott Foundation.

Not a stranger to the golf industry Vanessa is the wife of Tour Professional Wayne Perske.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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