Artist Mark Tippett is staging an upcoming exhibition from March 12-16 at Gallery371 in Marrickville.
Tippett, from Engadine, began life as commercial artist, working in advertising layout and design before graphic design.
He has been a caricature artist for 10 years and is now emerging as a more serious portrait painter.
His self-styled approach is irreverent, aligning to caricature.
Tippett has entered the Archibald Prize three times, and an nine-time finalist in the Bald Archy Prize with many entries sold.
Among his works in the Bald Archy have been a notable second place effort - Jacqui Lambie, channelling Kim Kardsashian, and once king twerker, Clive Palmer.
Tippett also does many and varied private and corporate events, including teaching 20 women how to draw funny faces for a Hens Party at Rushcutters Bay Park.
He has studied fine arts and also teaches art classes to all ages.
Tippett is a member of the International Caricature Association, The Australian Cartoonists Association and recently featured on Channel 7’s Get Arty kids program.
The exhibition is called Expressionism 2018 and is a collection of 25 painted portraits of popular icons.
All works are for sale.
Gallery371 is located at 371 Enmore Road, Marrickville, and is open from 10am to 3pm daily.
- Open night is Wednesday, March 14 from 6pm to 7.30pm. RSVP by March 6 on 0423 130 959.