Her Excellency the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce commissioned Studio Impressions to do her final portrait in her most recent role as Governor of Queensland.  How proud do I feel that my portrait will hang amongst the portraits of all the previous Queensland Governors in the sitting room of Government House.

Even more exciting is that Her Excellency loved our images so much that she selected one to be the official portrait in the Australian Embassies throughout the world.  So next time you are in an Australian Embassy or Consulate – the picture you see of Governor General Quentin Bryce is a Marcus Bell original!


The incoming Queensland Governor Her Excellency, Penny Wensley subsequently commissioned us for her official portrait also.   We would like to thank Her Excellency for this opportunity and congratulate her on her appointment.   We are also very excited to hear that she has agreed to be the official ambassador for one of our favourite charities and a cause close to us – the RBWH Foundation.     (She also has the same name as my wife – Penny!)

These opportunities are both humbling and invigorating as a photographer.  I love the chance to do formal portraits that make a statement and to think that they may become part of our nation’s history is overwhelming.

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