Breast Cancer Fundraiser
48" x 36" x 1.5" (122 x 91.5 x 4cm). Weight 4.6kg
Abstract Painting, Sold
Raising money for breast cancer research.
$180 from the sale of “Luminescent” was donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
What this painting reveals…
Luminescence is an emission of light without heat. In this third and final painting of my fundraising series, “Luminescent” has become a bright and glowing reminder. She is a reminder that in this uncertain world, the one certainty is light.
The light is a calmness, strength, fragility, hope, acceptance. It’s what we need to get through the day and in the dark hours that ebb around us and those we care about.
Sometimes this light comes from within, other times we absorb it from those near to us.
“Luminescent” is a reflection of that. She changes throughout the day as the sun comes and goes, and as my perspective shifts. Sometimes she is soft, absorbing the light around her, other times she is bright, emitting pure light.
Creating the three paintings in this series has been an emotional and mental eye-opener for me.
The progression from darkness in “In All Her Glory”, through the softening in “Embraced” and to the pure light of “Luminescent” has been profound. This process challenged me as I moved through the stages, unable to step or hide away. It has shown me the darkness has receded, overwhelming negative thoughts of breast cancer (the real and the unknown future) have been replaced with light.
I’m not saying the stress and fear are gone forever; what my sister, mother, I and so many others have been through and continue to go through, has seen to that.
Now it’s the precious hours and days in-between that take priority. It’s the conversations that come from the heart, crying with laughter, spontaneous hugs touching me inside and out, smelling the rain, watching new buds appear on trees…this is where the light lives inside me and in you.
Note: scroll to down to see a video and close up photos of “Lumiescent”
Why I’m donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation…
NBCF is working towards one goal:
Zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
I was motivated to organise an art exhibition to raise funds for the NBCF because my sister died six weeks before her 41st birthday and my mum’s kicking breast cancer where it hurts, for which I’m eternally grateful.
What started as one painting, turned into three. What started as a group exhibition with 80 other fundraising artists, turned virtual and solo due to COVID-19. What started as an idea, became a driving need to help stop the deaths and lives being torn apart.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the public, people like you and me.
I believe research is the best way to prevent deaths, and improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. NBCF is working towards one goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
Together we can help them get there.
Media – Acrylic and mixed media painting on professional artist grade canvas. Framing can be completed on request prior to delivery.
Price – SOLD. $180 of the total price was donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
Shipping – This original painting will be lovingly packed and sent with tracking, within Australia or around the world. Due to the variables of size and location, please contact me and I will calculate the cost of shipping before purchase.