After working on a play at the Old Fitzroy Theatre last year I got to know the cast and crew of In The Air Tonight – a play by Paul Ayre. Dave Collins, who is known for being “the one with hair” in the Umbilical Brothers, was a lead actor. Dave was a fan of my work and I have always been a fan of his… We had a beer after the show and to cut a long story short… I now know Dave’s face better than I know my own. He is the subject for my Archibald Prize entry this year. We have had a number of sittings and I have done a number of paintings and sketches and have drunk a number of beers in the process.