About the artist
Alma Sarac (b. 1968) gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Arts majoring in painting from University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The artist has lived and exhibited in Brisbane for twelve years. She has also exhibited in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
About the sitter
The portrait is of the artist’s son Omar Sarac who is a resident of Brisbane and is one in a series of paintings of him. The painting captures a moment of everyday happiness set in the carefree and laid back culture of Brisbane. The artist has always been intrigued by the uniqueness of light and colour in Brisbane which are often intense and vibrant.