Winner of the 2008 Archibald Prize for an Australian portrait, Del Kathryn Barton was a finalist in the same competition in 2007. Her winning work was a self-portrait showing the artist cradling her two children between her thighs. She often draws imagery from the human form and experience as inspiration for her art, and produces sculptures and drawings as well as paintings.
The Sydney based artist has a bachelor degree in Fine Arts and has held numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne since her first in 1995. Del Kathryn Barton has also been part of several group exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas, has work in many prominent private and public collections, and was voted Australia’s Most Collectible Australian Artist in Australian Art Collector 2007 (issue 39).