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February 26, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

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Liesel Arden’s portrait of Byron identity Tommy Franklin has been entered into the Archibald Prize.
Liesel Arden’s portrait of Byron identity Tommy Franklin has been entered into the Archibald Prize.

Fingers crossed – Liesel Arden’s entry to the Archibald Prize was submitted last week, and it is a portrait of Tommy Franklin.

Liesel says, ‘I met Tommy through an event about a year ago and, like most people, was struck by his energy and ability to radiate positivity. At the time I was a struggling emerging painter swimming in a cold dark pool of artist’s block. I knew what I wanted and I also understood my capacity to achieve it but somehow I felt as though I didn’t deserve success in my painting.

‘This portrait is my best work yet and has taken me places I never thought I would go’.


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