Susan Alberti AC, 2021, oil on linen, 150 x 110cm

Anne’s portrait of Susan Alberti, AC was exhibited at the Art Gallery of Western Australia as a finalist in the 2021 Lester Prize.

Initiator of Women’s AFL, dedicated philanthropist and successful businesswoman, Susan Alberti is dynamic.

Anne and Susan met for three sittings and explored Susan’s face in a serious moment beyond the beaming smile of her public persona.

Susan’s dual nature is captured in brilliant light revealing the sharp focus of an astute businesswoman while the other side of her face alludes to sadness and a personal awareness of heartbreak.

“The tightened muscles of stress, pain, love, and laughter shape the face I see.

My portraits are complex and emotionally charged, like the deeply personal drives that forge us all.”