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Raelene Sharp has been a professional portrait artist for many years painting corporate, private and celebrity portraits for clients around the country. She lists National Portrait Gallery, Parliament of Victoria, Scotch College, Melbourne University, Melbourne University College, Royal Children’s Hospital, Methodists' Ladies College, St Catherine’s Toorak, and Caulfield Grammar among her clients.

Raelene has won the third richest portrait prize in the Australia - The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize.

Her paintings of Professor Suzanne Cory AC and Eva and Marc Besen AC are hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. She is an Archibald Prize Finalist and Archibald Packing Room prize Winner. Her painting of Justice Betty King is hanging in the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery Victoria Bar. She has been included in the Salon International USA twice the Archibald Salon des Refuse, the Portia Geach and received a First Merit in the Portrait Society of America’s annual Exhibition. Raelene is a Victorian Artists’ Society and Australian Guild of Realists Artists’ Fellow. Her paintings are in public and private collections in  Australia and overseas.

She has been finalist in most of the national portrait competitions and also features in several publications.

Raelene has judged many national art shows including Camberwell Art Show three times.

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