Mark McGowan painted in Vegemite by Perth artist

Friday, May 22, 2020 11:00 am
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Fancy being immortalised (albeit temporarily) in Vegemite? We that is exactly what happened to WA Premier, Mark McGowan thanks to Perth artist, Esther Longhurst.

The inspiration came because Esther believes every person has a different medium to look best in, like oil or acrylic. For Mark McGowan, his perfect medium is Vegemite.

“He represents all the Vegemite qualities; no frills, bit of a sharp taste, not for everyone, but at the end of the day he’s good for us. Not everyone is enjoying the flavour (in WA) but we sure are.”

The portrait also caught the attention of the Premier himself, using his sharp with to respond to Esther’s instagram post.

Esther is recommending everyone give this a go and try painting with Vegemite.

Brekky with Kirste, Mike and Corey were fortunate enough to track Esther down and chat with her on air about the Vegemite portrait. Have a listen below:

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