Adele Horin, Oil on Linen, 106.6 x 83.6cm
This year for the first time, with a little bit of coaxing I decided to enter The Achibald Prize. The portrait is to preferentially be of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics. I was fortunate enough to meet Adele Horin recently and she kindly agreed to sit for the portrait. Adele Horin has been a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald, now defunct National Times, Radio National and The West Australian and has worked as a correspondent in New York, Washington and London, winning a Walkley and a Human Rights Commission award. Her weekly column covers a wide range of social issues from refugees to why teenagers always claim "there's nothing to eat" while standing before a packed fridge.