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Widjabal artist Oral Roberts, Associate Professor David Scott, Dr Melissa Goldberg and David Gray with the portrait of a koala. Photo supplied.

The Lismore Base Hospital is a bit brighter after the addition of an Oral Roberts painting.

Widjabal man, Oral Roberts was commissioned by LBH Senior Anaesthetist Dr David Scott and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, where Dr Scott recently finished his tenure as president.

The artwork, which is set to hang in the new theatre complex that is opening in 2021, fittingly depicts a sleepy koala in a local landscape.

Dr Scott said this was Oral’s interpretation of care provided by local Anaesthetists. ‘I’m a big fan of Oral’s artworks, and this one in particular is brilliant,’ said Dr Scott.

‘If you look at it in person it looks almost three-dimensional. I think Oral has done a fantastic job representing the work we do in the region.’

Dr Scott says that after showing this piece off in the hospital it seems like there is already competition about where to hang it.

Oral grew up on the NSW North Coast and now lives in Ocean Shores. His works reflects his close connection to the Bundjalung land and culture. His paintings are known for their strong connection to spirit and to the native animals he paints.

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