Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.
"I live in a beautiful place. The picture displays the beautiful garden I have and the love I feel for my plants. I have used pen and wash to paint this picture.
The character of the house and the archway are captured in greens and reds. It is a view into a world of harmony and simplicity."
Michelle Byrne has been a keen artist for many years, attending an art group every second Saturday where she works on various creative projects. Traditionally favouring painting with acrylics and watercolour, Michelle is now exploring the pastel style of painting and attended a pastellist art group for a while.
Art is very much a social practice for Michelle. She has made friends with many artists in her groups, often meeting over a coffee or seeing a movie together.