“We leave a lasting imprint of our existence to others through a recognition of our face.” evert ploeg


Archibald Prize People’s Choice Award 1999, 2007
Salon Des Refuses People’s Choice Award 2000
Archibald Prize Packers Prize Award 2004
Portrait Society of America Exceptional Merit Award 2005
Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize Winner 2005 Finalist 2004, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14
Commended Berkelouw Portrait Prize 2005, 2008
Highly Commended Black Swan Portrait Prize 2009, Finalist 2011, 13, 14, 16, 17
Honourable Mention, Portrait Society of America, Members Showcase 2010, 2012
Ex Arte Equinus IV, International Equine Art, First Place 2010
‘Best of Show’ Portrait Society of America International competition 2011
Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America International Competition 2012, 2017
1st Place Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition 2016
2nd Place Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition 2014
3rd Merit Award Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition 2015
Archibald Portrait Prize AGNSW, Finalist 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2014
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Finalist 2000, 2006, 2014, 2015
Finalist Art Renewal Centre, 12th International ARC 2016
Hunters Hill Art Prize Winner 2016
Long-listed BP Portrait Award, London 2015, 2016



International award winning artist Evert Ploeg (pronounced Ay-vert Plough) is recognised as one of Australia’s leading portrait painters. His work is foremost character driven, conveying an intuitive depth of personality and individuality. Texture and movement is a distinguishing signature, coupled with a painterly sculptural approach – the intention is to capture a fluid ‘moment.’

Well represented in numerous collections, The Australian National Portrait Gallery, The University of Melbourne, The Australian War Memorial and the prestigious Melbourne Cricket Club. This online portfolio sees a broad selection of work: from earlier use of alternative surfaces to exemplify a narrative, a fascination with the ‘hand’ and figurative form, and finally to the latest commissions showcasing a mature application of tonal realism.

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