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 self-portrait became an intriguing revelation to me when, in an altered state of mind not due to drugs or alcohol, I impulsively used a kneadable eraser on a finished piece - 'undoing' hours of painstaking work. What was unmasked from beneath the realism was a powerful truth that I can't define but instantly connected with."
Paula Prentice is a self-taught pencil portrait artist based in Brisbane. She has been drawing almost daily since rediscovering her love of portraiture in 2018. Socially isolated by choice, Paula focuses mostly on self-portraits, exploring the effects of light and shadow in creating mood and narrative. Paula takes and edits her own photos to find the exact look, feel and story she wants to portray in each drawing.
Believing that every portrait is a mirror, Paula's work goes beyond likeness into an exploration of human nature. Her goal is for each drawing to represent an inner truth that is recognisable to the viewer, inviting connection and conversation.
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