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Winner: Sir John Sulman Prize 2019

McLean Edwards

The first girl that knocked on his door
oil on canvas
153 x 122.5 cm
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This is a painting about romantic engagement. My protagonist holds an apple/phone and is surrounded by new-growth leaves. There is a tree stump, stripped bare; febrile and baleful with one eye open. My hero’s coat is of the ‘look at me’ variety, a map of roads, the pattern a bitumen colour and rather uneven.

McLean Edwards, 2019