Commissions Include:  


  • Joe Allbritton and family, 2010 (Allbritton collection, Washington D.C.)

  • Prof. Brien Holden (2010) and Prof. Brian Layland (2010) (collection: Brien Holden Vision Institute, University of NSW, Sydney)

Prof. Brian Layland (left) and Prof. Brien Holden (right) at the official unveiling of their portraits in March 2011 at the Brien Holden Vision Institute, The University of NSW, Sydney. (Photographer: Dean Saffron)

  • Dr Mary Mundinger #2, 2010 (Columbia University School of Nursing collection)

  • Major General Peter Arnison AC CVO, 2009, Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology, (collection: QUT, Brisbane)

('Major work' article courtesy of 'Inside QUT', April, 2010. Photographer: Erika Fish)


  • Dr Lloyd W. Benjamin III, 2009, President Emeritus and Trustee Professor, Indiana State University (collection: Indiana State University)

President Lloyd W. Benjamin III and his wife Wieke van der Weijden Benjamin at the unveiling of the President's official portrait at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, September 2009 (Photographer: Tony Campbell)


  • Reg Grundy and Joy Chambers, 2008 (Grundy collection)

  • Ken Cowley & R.M. Williams, 2008 (collection: R.M.Williams Pty. Ltd)

  • Owsley Brown II, 2007, CEO Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Kentucky (Brown-Forman collection)

  • Dr Herb Pardes, 2007, Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine, Columbia University, New York; CEO New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York. (Collection, Columbia University)

  • Donald McDonald AC, 2006, Chairman ABC. (Portrait sketch: Donald McDonald collection)



(Left to right) Retiring ABC Chairman Donald McDonald, Paul Newton and Australian Prime Minister John Howard unveiling portrait sketch at the Chairman's Farewell dinner, ABC Headquarters, Sydney. (Photographer: Gary Johnston)


  • David Stern, 2005, NBA Commissioner; Chair of the Board of Trustees - Columbia University, New York.

  • President of the Senate – Senator The Hon. Paul Calvert, 2004, Historic Memorials collection, Parliament House, Canberra.

  • Edward Cardinal Clancy AC, 2005, Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral House, Sydney.

  • George Cardinal Pell AC, 2006, Archbishop of Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral House, Sydney.

  • Alfred Lerner #2, (posthumous) 2005, Cleveland Clinic collection, Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Alan Jones  AO, 2006, 2GB Radio Broadcaster.

Radio Broadcaster Alan Jones AO and Paul Newton with Alan's portrait at 2GB Studios in Sydney, December, 2006.


  • Imelda Roche AO (no. 3), 2004, Collection of Bill and Imelda Roche.

  • Brigadier General The Hon. Dr Brian Pezzutti, Assistant Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force – Army.

  • Dr Henry M.Y. Wong, 2001, (Dr Wong collection, Singapore).

  • Kylie Minogue, 1999. reproduced in her 1999 publication: ‘Kylie’ (Booth Clibborn Editions, London.)

  • Ron Bunker, 2004, Chairman of Citibank Australia (Ron and Misty Bunker collection)

  • Pat Corrigan AM, 2006, Finalist 2006 Archibald Prize competition. Collection National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

  • Tara Moss, 2006, Finalist in the 2006 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

  • Len Ainsworth, 2006, Len and Gretel Ainsworth collection.



(left to right) Columbia University's Dean of Public Health, Dr Allan Rosenfield with Dr Mary Mundinger, Dean of Columbia University's Nursing School, at the unveiling of Dr Rosenfield's portrait.


  • Dr Allan Rosenfield, 2006, Dean, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York.

  • Dr Gerald Lynch, 2004, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. (John Jay College collection, New York)

  • Alfred Lerner #1, 2004, (Posthumous), Vice-Chair, Columbia University, New York. (Columbia University collection, New York)  

  • Dr George Rupp (no.2), 2003, President of Columbia University (Columbia - Princeton Club collection, New York)

  • Mary Lindsay, 2003, Alumna of the Century, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York. (Columbia University collection, New York)

  • Dr Gerre Hancock, 2003, Organist and Master of the Choristers. (St Thomas Church collection, New York)

  • Rev. Forrest Church, 2003 (All Souls Church collection, New York)  

  • Dr George Rupp, 2002, President of Columbia University, New York. (Columbia University collection, New York)  

  • Stephen Friedman, 2002, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University, New York (Columbia University collection, New York)


 Princeton University's Dean John Wilson, the Agate Brown and George Collord Professor of Religion Emeritus (right) and William Russel (left) who succeeded him as Dean, at the unveiling of Dean Wilson's portrait at The Procter Hall, Princeton University.

(Photo by Denise Applewhite/Princeton University)


  • Dean John Wilson, 2002, Dean of the Graduate School, Princeton University. (Princeton University collection)

  • Dean James Wei, 2002, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University. (Princeton University collection)

  • Dr Mary Mundinger, 2002, Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Columbia University, New York. (Columbia University collection, New York)   

  • Roy and HG (John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver), 2001, Winner of the 2001Archibald Prize People's Choice Awards in Sydney and in Melbourne, Winner of the 2001 Packers' Prize. (Kerry Stokes’ collection, Network 7)

  • Stephen Volk, 2003, CEO Credit Suisse First Boston, (Shearman & Sterling collection, New York)

  • Imelda Roche AO, 2003 – Portrait commission for the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

  • Imelda Roche AO (no. 2), 2003, Chancellor, Bond University, Queensland. (Bond University collection, Queensland)

  • David Campese no. 2, 2000 (National Portrait Gallery collection, Canberra)

  • David Campese, 2000 Sporting Portrait Prize Finalist. First Place winner in the Portrait Society of America 2002 International Portrait Competition, Philadelphia.

  • Rev. Brian Byron DD, Exhibition finalist in the American Society of Portrait Artists' International Portrait Competition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. People’s Choice runner-up in the 2000 “Salon des Refuses” Archibald Exhibition.

  • Professor Charlie Benrimoj, 2003, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sydney University. (Sydney University collection)  

(Left to Right) Janet Newton, Paul Newton, Nafisa Naomi (President of Portrait Artists Australia) and Tara Moss along side Paul Newton's portrait of Fred Street AM, at the launch of the 2002 Archibald Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. Photographer: Diana Panuccio.


  • Fred Street AM, 2002 Archibald Prize Finalist. (Fred Street collection, Sydney)

  • Alex Hamill, 2000, Chair, George Patterson Bates Advertising. (George Patterson Bates collection, Sydney)

  • Fiona Handbury, 2000.

  • Maggie Tabberer, 1999 Archibald Prize Finalist. (Maggie Tabberer collection, Sydney)

  • Juliet Ashworth, 1999, Editor-in-Chief Australian Vogue Magazine. (Juliet Ashworth collection, Sydney)

  • Bryce Courtenay, People’s Choice runner-up in the 1999 “Salon des Refuses” Archibald Exhibition.

  • John Laws, 1996 Archibald Prize Finalist, short-listed for the People’s Choice Award,  Winner of the 1996 Packers' Prize. (John Laws collection, Sydney)

  • Kate and Barbie – a Portrait of Kate Fischer, 1997 Archibald Prize Finalist (James Packer collection)

  • Kate Fischer - Homage to Madame X, 1997 (Pru Goward collection)

  • The Governor General - Sir William Deane AC KBE, 1998.

  • The Duke of Edinburgh - Portrait commissioned by Westpac for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

  • Fred Hollows and Elle MacPherson - Portrait used by the Fred Hollows Foundation for fund raising.

  • Bob Hawke, 1994, former Australian Prime Minister.

  • The Montagne Incident. Painting commissioned by the Marist Brothers to celebrate the 125th year Anniversary of the Marists in Australia - hanging in the Marist Brother’s Provincial House, Drummoyne.

  • Father Hugh Murray OAM, member of The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

  • 'John Doyle - the Real Face of Rampaging Roy Slaven', 1995, People’s Choice runner-up in the National Trust’s 1995 “Salon des Refuses” Archibald Exhibition.

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