It's life, but not as we know it

Melissa Ritchie flanked by her portraits of Wendell sailor and Glen Saville. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON
Melissa Ritchie flanked by her portraits of Wendell sailor and Glen Saville. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

THE quirky wonder of Melissa Ritchie's portraiture will be on display in Wollongong on Friday.

The Mt Warrigal figurative artist's latest solo exhibition Popsters will brighten the walls of the Art Arena Gallery until December 21.

Some familiar faces have had the Ritchie treatment, including Angry Anderson, Gordon Bradbery, Wendell Sailor and Glen Saville.

"My art reflects the wonderful personalities of my subjects," Ritchie said.

"I like people to view my paintings with a glint in their eye and a smirk on their face."

The pop art, poster-style portraits are influenced by popular culture.

Ritchie recently featured in a television series called Colour in Your Life.

Popsters opens at the Art Arena Gallery in Market Street, Wollongong, from 6pm on Friday with live entertainment and refreshments.

Guests will have the chance to win a portrait voucher worth $380.

Visit Melissa Ritchie's website melissaritchieart.com.

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