Larissa is a German-born visual artist and illustrator. She has been living and working in Melbourne since 2020, founding Possum Portraits in late 2021 with the aim of providing a unique bereavement care service to parents facing perinatal loss.
Larissa has been drawing commemorative keepsake portraits for bereaved parents in Germany since 2018 and has completed well over a hundred such drawings to date.
Larissa holds an MA in Illustration and Book Arts and a BA in Fine Art from two British universities.
While the subject matter of my work can be heartbreaking, I am grateful
that I get the chance to make a difference with my art.
When I receive feedback from a parent telling me how much their
baby's portrait means to them, I know I have made something that
matters: few people are lucky enough to experience that sort of
professional satisfaction on a daily basis.
I feel honoured that parents trust me to tastefully depict such
intimate moments of their lives, and hope that I can do them justice.