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.
"With life serving us lessons and enduring experiences, our hearts grow etched with the happenings of both good and bad; balance and imbalance. When one is in the blues, it can be a place of down time, reflection, deep rest, rejuvenation or nothingness.
‘Feeling Blue’ mirrors my recent experience of suddenly losing my only brother. This piece represents loss, the journey of emotions that follow and the course of putting oneself back together."
Honouring the creative impulse, Chanté Ranclaud’s practice centres around paintings of geometric, organic, painterly and detailed forms. She works in the present moment, painting freely and being open to the serendipitous happening.
Painting allows Chanté to lose and rediscover herself. Creating is a place she can be whoever she wants and most of all, remember who she is. Chanté believes the creative process is an extension of her identity and provides therapeutic benefits. Through art, Chanté has gained a deep sense of personal understanding which has been instrumental in facilitating change. When she paints, Chanté feels a sense of vivacity. She highly encourages creative outlets to aid trauma.