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.