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Karyn Walsh by Lars Vester

Karyn Walsh

Lars Vester

About the artist

Lars Vester is a Danish-born artist living in Brisbane, working predominantly in the medium of oils. He has won several awards for his work including Best Oil at the Rotary Art Spectacular, The Artworld Gallery Landscape Prize and First Place at the world wide Light Space & Time Art Awards.

About the sitter

Karyn Walsh is a Brisbane institution. She has been working in the not for profit sector, fighting for better conditions and support for marginalised Queenslanders for decades. She is now the CEO of The Micah Projects, a not-for-profit organisation providing services across the Brisbane Metropolitan Area to over 8,230 people experiencing poverty, trauma, social isolation and domestic violence.  Karyn is known as a tireless campaigner, motivated by good, who has dedicated her life to her work. Vester says of her, “Karyn’s dogged determination to bring light to those in times of darkness inspired me to paint her portrait.”