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May 8, 2019

When we begin to unravel and think about the stories of mental and emotional struggles that many of us experience at some point in our lives, we need to also include the relationship that these have with physical wellness. 

I got to know Dr Aaron Chambers through my husband who also works in healthcare. One of the first things I noticed about Aaron was the sparkle in his eye. The kind of sparkle that people with a vision have. the kind of sparkle that carries with it an unmistakable zest and enthusiasm for life. And indeed the more I got to know him the more I can see this to be so. 

Aaron works as a GP in his self owned practice (Grow Medical located in Sherwood Brisbane) for which he has a vision of not just looking afte...

May 8, 2019

Some people may recognise this handsome smiling face from Channel 10's Shark Tank , or if you live on the Gold Coast you may have met Jack in person at his office , ILS Training 

May 8, 2019

I have two young sons , so a huge motivation for me wanting to create this exhibition is for them , I want to raise them to be the best future men they can be , to be restful of women , men, animals and the planet. But I also want them to be happy in them selves and to follow their dreams without fear of social ridicule and judgement which can often happen if we dare to swim even just a tiny bit against the stream . 

Mr Brendon , as he is known to my sons who are taught be him in their early childcare facility, is a man who I have watched showing such compassion , patience and wisdom when working with young people in a way that I sometimes wonder if even I can portray. 

When I interviewed him for this project he told me a littl...

February 15, 2019

When I received the email from Osher's management team last month the he had agreed to be painted by me for this project I was over the moon.

Not only is Osher one of the most recognisable and liked faces in the Australian media to date but he himself has a history of over coming mental and emotional hardship and is a huge advocate of communication about mental illness and depression . The Osher Günsberg Podcast is released weekly on a Monday, which can be streamed or downloaded on Apple iTunes/Spotify or aCast ) which my husband and I have been listening to on a weekly basis for the past few months. 

Osher is an example of a man who is successful on so many many levels , and yet still, like so many of us, i...

October 3, 2018

 Today I interviewed and  photographed Dan Smith for The Beautiful Men Project. His story is one of exceptional courage , tragedy and hope. Despite the many successes in his life , including qualifying as an Olympic swimmer for Australia, Daniel went on to have a long battle with drugs (including ice) and criminal activity which he over came , in his own words, through the power of God's Love.

Meeting him now I could only see the strong and courageous young man he is now , without too much of a flicker of his difficult past and personal struggles.

He is a man who now seeks to inspire others to become all they can be and speak the message that Love and Forgiveness can be given to everyone . As a mother to two young boy...

September 20, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday I had the honor of meeting up with Ashley Bradnam from Nova 106.9 's breakfast radio show 'Ash,Kip and Luttsy'. I stumbled  across Ashley's story while driving to a meeting and hearing him talk on the radio about his podcast 'Addicted'....

July 11, 2018

Meeting my local council representative for this project of artistic work was a truly uplifting experience. First of all it was a delight to meet such a warm and inspirational man , but to add to that I could feel his genuine support for the arts and for the community. The community I speak of here is of course my local community , the mountain , the scenic rim , the Gold Coast , Queensland , Australia, the world.

So yes , essentially I am saying that we are all in it together , close in proximity or far.

But his message in his conversation was simple, as a politician his job is to try and fulfill dreams, as a man I could see he really does believe in dreams. And this is such an important thing for us all to do, to dream big an...

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Through My Eyes ..... A Note From The Artist

This project has three main objectives, CREATING AN EXHIBITION OF WORK MADE UP ENTIRELY OF MALES OF ALL AGES AND DEMOGRAPHICS, SELLING THOSE PORTRAITS AT AN ART AUCTION WITH ALL PROFITS DONATED TO HEADSPACE (AN AMAZING CHARITY DEDICATED TO EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH) , AND LASTLY, TO CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY, STRENGTH AND KINDNESS OF SO MANY, MANY GOOD MEN AROUND US AND REMINDING OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN OF THE AMAZING THINGS ALL MEMBERS OF OUR SOCIETY CAN ACHIEVE AND THE HARDSHIPS WE CAN OVERCOME.
This is my personal contribution to wanting to raise my own young men in a positive and nurturing way , to foster their manliness and not to make them feel ashamed of being men and to give them hope of a beautiful future here in this beautiful country we call home.