Award-winning artist and social commentator turned Instagram star with over 40,000 followers and counting. Some of his credentials include winning the 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2011 Archibald Prize and the 2014 Prudential Eye Award.
He failed year 12 of art when he was 11 after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He studied visual arts in painting at the University of Sydney and graduated in 1994.
He went on to receive an honorary doctorate of creative arts from the University of Western Sydney.
He was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.
He and Margaret Olley are both award-winning Australian painters.