In 2010 Avril Thomas was Commissioned by Monash University, Victoria to paint an 8 piece collection – The Deans of Science Prof Jock Marshal, Prof John Swan, Bill Muntz, Prof Ian Rae, Prof James Warren, Prof Ron Davies , Prof Ross Norris, Prof Kevin Westfold.
These are a few in the series. 3 of these portraits are posthumus paintings. They were painted from black and white head photographs with a body double used for the torso …. Each of the Deans specialities is demonstrated by the elements in the background in each painting.