By JONATHON HOWARD
EUMUNDI artist Tom Macbeth may have narrowly missed out on the 2014 Archibald Prize finals with his painting of Princess Mary, but that did not stop him from celebrating with an exclusive art party recently.
The invite only event attracted around 120 guests and took place in a commercial property behind Aromas Cafe in Hastings Street.
Mr Macbeth was an Archibald finalist with his portrait of Jessica Watson and has been recognised with Australian and international awards.
His original paintings were on display during the evening.
But the highlight was the unveiling of Mr Macbeth’s most recent creation a photo realistic image of the Danish princess entitled “Transformation”.
“What a great night,” he said.
“I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did and for those who couldn’t make it, you can still see the original paintings of Princess Mary, Jessica Watson, Diesel and Mick Fanning at the event location (behind Aromas Cafe).
“As I did not get the opportunity to talk to everyone on the night, please feel free come in and see me as I will be actually painting there for a while whilst the premises remains vacant.”