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 love to sit and feel the texture of the sand while listening and staring at the ocean; breathing in the fresh, salty air.
While being in isolation, I was deeply depressed. I needed to be back on the beach, but this was not a possibility, so I let the waves come to me through my art. I would stare at this piece and let it transport me into a world of peace and tranquillity, waiting for the day I would stare at the ocean once more.
I hope whoever invests in this artwork gets as much peace and tranquillity as I got through creating it and staring at it endlessly."
Jay is a Brisbane artist with a long history of mental illness. It is her episodes of mania with bipolar one that really ignite her creativity.
This year, Jay is dedicating a percentage of her artwork sale profits to purchasing art supplies for Toowong Private Hospital. After spending a long time last year in this hospital, she found the art room a great place to work on her recovery.
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