About the artist
A respected Australian contemporary painter Lopes has exhibited nationally and internationally over more than two decades, staging more than 35 solo shows and undertaking a number of prestigious residencies. His work is held in major public and private collections around the world including the National Gallery of Australia, the Parliament House Art Collection in Canberra, Art Collection Australia, The Bundanon Collection, Time Warner Collection in New York, the Rolls Royce Collection, David Bowie collection and Winsor & Newton Collection in London. He is represented by Mitchell Fine Art and Stella Downer Fine Art. He has painted many celebrities and is one of the most capped finalists in the history of the Doug Moran portrait award with seven selections.
About the sitter
Warren Ellis is one of Australia’s great musicians and composers. He is a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, founded the seminal Australian band the Dirty Three and composes film scores around the world. He has performed numerous times at Brisbane’s leading music and Entertainment venues since the early 1990s and has inspired scores of Australian music fans and musicians