Back in its fourth year, the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize is on again at the Lismore Regional Gallery and Solveig is a finalist.
Solveig has entered a portrait of local life coach and regular hitchhiker Shanti Ananda hoping to win the $10, 000 prize.
Kicking off on the 8 June until the 14 July, the Portrait Prize features 58 finalists and will be Judged by Philip Bacon of Philip Bacon Galleries Brisbane.
Solveig was thrilled to be a finalist given the quality of the talent.
“The portrait prize is a professional show of a high standard, I’m in the company of some very good artists,” Solveig said.
“The event is highly publicised and I’m looking forward to getting my work out into the public eye.”
Artists were requested to submit portraits of people they believe contributed to the community.
“I chose to paint Shanti because he is always trying to make people’s lives better by offering them guidance while hitching a lift,” Solveig said.