Blueys Beach artist Trisha Fitzpatrick will enter her work in this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize.
Awarded annually to a portrait of someone well-known or distinguished by an Australasian artist, Trisha chose Dr Michael Zacharia as her subject.
A highly-respected specialist in both facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery, Dr Zacharia was also the son-in-law of one of Trisha’s neighbours, which is how the two met.
“I wanted to paint someone who gave of themselves in the world,” Trisha said.
“He came back to me and said he’d be honoured.”