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Jaq Grantford is an Australian contemporary realist specialising in fine art and portraiture.

She has participated in a number of exhibitions, winning numerous awards, most recently winning the Architecture Award in the Master of Art Competition in London, the People’s Choice in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, and the Melbourne Cliftons Art Prize.
Her work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria and many other collections, and is also to be included in a soon to be released a book in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, documenting the winners for the Black Swan Portrait Prize.
Her fine art includes many cityscapes and a number of surreal works in oil, watercolour, and graphite.

Jaq has had the pleasure to paint the portraits of some wonderful people...some well-known (Jacki Weaver, Noni Hazlehurst, Johnny Young, Bud Tingwell, Mick Malthouse)...and some just people with big hearts.
(She also loves cats...and quite likes her children.)

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Exhibitions

2017 Winner 3rd place, Portrait Society of America, International Members Prize
2017 Finalist Fomenar Art Prize, Rome, Italy
2017 Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize
2017 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2016 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize
2016 Winner Melbourne in Cliftons Art Prize
2016 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2016 Park Art Fair International, Germany, Honourable Mention
2016 People’s Choice Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize
2015 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize
2015 Winner Master of Art International exhibition, Architecture Award, London
2015 Scholarship to attend International Portrait Conference with Portrait Society of America
2015 Certificate of Excellence Artavita International Art Prize
2104 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Heritage Prize, Perth
2014 Third Place, International Artist Magazine, Landscape Prize
2014 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2014 Support Stipend, Can Serrat residency, Spain
2014 Finalist Shirley Hannon Portrait Prize for realism
2014 Semi-finalist in Arte Laguna Prize in Venice
2014 Certificate of Excellence in the Portrait Society of America open international competition
2013 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Portrait Prize – portrait of Jacki Weaver
2013 Highly Commended Black Swan Heritage Prize
2013 Finalist Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize
2013 Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Winner of the Presidents Challenge
2013 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Salon de Refuse with portrait of Jacki Weaver
2012 Winner Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize
2012 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize
2012 Finalist, Portia Geach Portrait Prize
2012 Finalist, Cricket Art Prize
2012 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
2012 Finalist, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award
2011 Semi-finalist, Charlatan Ink Art Prize in New York. 100 chosen internationally
2011 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize – conceit
2011 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize
2011 Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize
2010 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
2009 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Jonathon Welch
2009 Finalist in the ANL Mariners Art Prize
2008 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Paul Mercurio
2008 Winner of the ‘Hidden Faces of the Archibald’ exhibition – portrait of Paul Mercurio
2008 Highly Commended in Windsor and Newton Designers’ Gouache Painting Competition
2008 Winner of the ‘Hidden Faces of the Archibald’ exhibition – portrait of Paul Mercurio

Press

Featured on Yummy Mummies, Channel 7, 2018
American Art Collector, January 2015, pg 125
International Artist, Edition 97, pg 7
Artist’s Palette, Edition 112, cover and pg 20 to 28
The Art of the Portrait, Issue 60, pg 15
American Art Collector, Issue 106, pg 83
Black Swan Heritage and Portrait Prize, 2013, featured in catalogue and image used on the front of a bus
3 x 3 Illustration Directory, pg 250

120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$9,500
107cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,700
113cm (W) x 123cm (H)
Oil Paint
$4,350
117cm (W) x 143cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,350
130cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Other Media
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80cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,230