Artist Cath Grant with painting of the Dalai liama.
Artist Cath Grant with painting of the Dalai liama. John Gass

Artists painting artists

ARTISTS continually portray others through their work.

It's not very often that the artist becomes the subject.

There can be no greater honour than having a fellow artist choose to paint you.

"It's the ultimate sign of respect," says Kingscliff artist Cath Grant.

Ms Grant, whose works will appear in the recently filmed Australian movie "Mental," said she was overwhelmed that artist Jan Brooks had chosen her as a subject.

"It's very humbling," she said.

Ms Grant appears next to a great influence in her life, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

"I've never met him, but greatly admire him," she said.

"I met Jan brooks six years ago and have always admired her work.

"She has complimented me greatly.

"To be painted by someone I admire with someone I admire is a great thing.

"She has captured that special knowing smile this holy man has.

"It has certainly put a smile on my face, too."



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