It was once again a huge honor to be part of the @ygap 'art for change' auction raising funds for the underprivileged. I am so proud to say that Desmond raised $3000 for this wonderful cause!!
Today 'Stella' went to auction to raise funds for a cause close to my heart. She raised $5000 for the St. John of God Palliative care services who supported our beautiful friend and family member Connie Manley and her family on their recent cancer journey. This is hands down the most meaningful piece of art I've been asked to create and I can only hope that the funds go a long way in providing support and comfort for families dealing with cancer. We miss you Connie.
More info on Connie's Day please see here.
In support of Connie's Day fundraising for St John of God Berwick Hospital Kangan Drive Palliative Care Services
"When asked to create a piece for the Connie's day fund raiser the decision to
paint one of Connie's own animals was obvious given Connie's passion for both art and her animals.
My wife and I consider the Manley’s as a second family and we were very close to Connie so I wanted to paint something that acknowledged that as well as something that I thought Connie herself would want to hang in her own art collection.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Adam Cullen and David Bromley which Connie was so fond of, I opted for the pallet knife to create thick luxurious blends using colours and textures that aimed to emphasise light and shade whilst embellishing the kindness in Stella’s eyes.
I wanted to make Stella appear larger than life by contrasting her against a flat white back drop, strong with bold colours and endearing with soft accents, all of which encompass who Connie was to me’."
For more information on Connie's Day and how you can get involved visit here.
Brunswick Street Gallery - Group Exhibition
Almost 1000 pieces of art, including these lads 😏, will be on display tomorrow night from 6pm at the Brunswick Street Gallery !
Some seriously affordable art for those last minute Xmas ideas, hope to see you there!!
Pretty excited to be part of the COLOURS OF MELBOURNE showcase of new original contemporary art! Everyone is invited, so come and check out some really cool stuff!
When: 29 october to 19 November 2015
Where: Waterfront Gallery, Docklands
Art For Change Fundraiser by YGAP
Overwhelmed is a massive under statement, not only was I honoured to have my art work on the same wall as 'the' David Bromley, but my little mate Alfred auctioned off for $3000 with all funds going to an amazing initiative to eradicate poverty!!
The art gallery is open to the public tomorrow night from 4:30 - 8pm at 51/57 Cubitt Street Cremorne.