Noel and Stumpy
Acrylic on Paper
51 x 55 cm
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork and sitter
Noel McKenna is a Brisbane born and raised artist who has been living in Sydney for the last 40 years. He retains connections to Brisbane.
Margaret and Noel married in 1985 . Noel has made a friend of Stumpy, a female magpie. She comes and sits with him when he is working in his studio. She also comes into the kitchen when he has breakfast to get a treat. Noel is a great animal lover – in fact he could prefer animals to humans.”