Photo 1: "maningrida", meaning 'the place where the dreaming changed shape' in aboriginal.
photo 2: "bella nina" meaning, 'beautiful girl' in spanish.
these amazing paintings have been donated by the talented @alysialea and will be up for grabs at the upcoming event, the art of war - against domestic violence @loftwestend - saturday, 5 august 2017
what alysia had to say: i try to help where i can and when i can. i do this to set an example for my children. i tell them, "if you can't donate money, then donate assistance, and if you can't provide assistance, then donate your voice to the topic". when i saw nicole was organising this brilliant event, i naturally wanted to offer something to help. it was with this decision that i discovered something about myself that i didn't know. that is, that i love to paint. these are my very first paintings.
i have never considered myself an artist, but i wanted to paint something that shows my love of all races and cultures. i love the beauty and diversity between people and how its portrayed in art. i believe that art is a universal language and is something that brings us all together and something that we can all relate to in one way or another.