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 created this self-portrait to capture the experience of looking into the future, but staying present; being determined; fighting one day at a time for recovery. When things get abstract, or don't make sense, it's OK. I don't have to act; I can just be me.Nothing stays the same - I won’t always feel like this."
Blooms is a very new artist, playing with charcoal and digital media. She has experienced major depression and anxiety, along with either bipolar type two or complex PTSD - she has been told these last two are similar in presentation.
Blooms' recovery is supported through art classes with Isabella Allis, cycling and trail running. Being in nature and maintaining social connections keeps her well.
Blooms wishes everyone all the very best on their own journey.