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 photo was taken on holiday at Tin Can Bay. I had never seen a pelican in breeding colours before and loved the mix of salmon pink, blue and bright yellow. I wanted to do a close-cropped abstract piece and this is the result."
Ailie Henson is an artist and wildlife photographer living in Brisbane with her husband and two crazy cats. She uses her photographs as a guide for her drawings and paintings.
Ailie works with a variety of media, including pencils, pastels, watercolours and acrylics. She has recently completed a TAFE certificate in animal care and holds a diploma of photoimaging.
Ailie struggles with depression, borderline personality disorder and complex PTSD.