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.
"This piece was inspired by the inner flame. Sometimes we need to sit in solitude and protect our flame from the winds of the world; shield it from opinions, stereotypes and judgements; nurturing it until it becomes a blazing force of empowerment. When you know your worth, you move differently in the world. Hold your power; be you."
Carissa George started her art career in 2022 to channel her emotions arising from supporting her son’s mental health journey. After losing the father of her children to suicide in 2006, guiding her son through his experience brought back many different emotions.
Carissa uses abstract realism and mixed media techniques in her work. She combines symbolic poses, objects and animals to portray an empowering message of self-discovery.
Carissa is studying a 12-month mastery program and currently working on building her portfolio. Her work has recently been displayed at the Ipswich Art Awards.