The artist and the chef unveil a much-loved portrait

By Liz Hobday
Updated December 7 2023 - 3:45pm, first published 3:39pm
A portrait of Maggie Beer by Del Kathryn Barton has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. (HANDOUT/NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY)
A portrait of Maggie Beer by Del Kathryn Barton has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. (HANDOUT/NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY)

Artist Del Kathryn Barton was terrified one of Australia's best-known cooks and restaurateurs, Maggie Beer, might not like her portrait.