“The Sinus Surgeon” (circa 2006) was painted shortly after Sydney ENT Surgeon, Dr Ted Beckenham, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. One Saturday morning, Ted’s favourite scrub team - Sue White and Cathy Logan, posed alongside him, delighted to be part of his legacy.
The artist, Dr Gillian Dunlop, also an ENT Surgeon, was one of the longest standing students at the National Art School of Australia. Her portrait commissions include the former Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Quentin Bryce and former Governors of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. She has also painted high profile members of the Armed Forces, business and medical communities. Her portraits have been hung in the Archibald Prize and Salon des Refuses, where she won the People’s Choice Award in 2006. Her artwork is held in collections in Australia, USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand.