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 artwork depicts the feeling of having no joy. The figure is turned away from the light of a beautiful sunset; her heart empty. A blank book shows how uninspired she is, while being battered by unsettling waves. This is how I feel during bouts of depression - void of joy."
Emerging artist Michael Baker was born in Brisbane and moved to the Gold Coast where he found a love of painting scenes in his own unique style. Inspired by impressionism, he uses a flurry of textured oil paint brush strokes, combined with vibrant hues, to create poetic dreamlike images.
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