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.
"Karlee adopted Freddie from the Deathrow Unchained charity at Capalaba, saving him the day he would have been euthanised. Freddie is a happy, affectionate, trusting and goofy old soul.
With intense anxiety and depression, Karlee had been grief-stricken after losing her two dogs in 2022. Freddie cannot replace them but his vibrancy has brought comfort and hope. Karlee knew Freddie was the right choice for her the moment she met him and I’m sure he feels the same."
During a hospital stay for bipolar disorder, Lauren Sims found great joy in seeing people making art in creative therapy, supporting each other regardless of skill. This inspired her to establish her Facebook page, Lauren Sims Art, and begin selling her artwork in 2019.
Lauren's passion for art has morphed into different projects; a major one in 2022 being publishing her photography in a children’s book series about cats, called Smooch Kitten.
Lauren has also discovered a deeper passion for acrylic pet paintings on canvas. She encourages everyone to have a go at creating art.