Beverly Hills artist Pamela Honeyfield has donated one of her original artworks to be auctioned next month in support of children and adults with epilepsy.
Pamela is a commercially successful artist whose art has been acquired by Allen Arthur Robinson Collection in Sydney.
She has been a finalist in numerous Art Awards such as The Blake Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air and the Pro Hart Broken Hill Outback Art Prize, to name a few.
The artwork Pamela is donating to the auction is called ‘Either Side of Sunset’. All the artworks donated feature the colour purple, which is the international colour of epilepsy awareness.
From May 1, art-lovers across Australia will once again have the opportunity to get their hands on a beautiful collection of original masterpieces by Australian artists, when Art for Epilepsy opens for bidding.
Now in its third year, Art for Epilepsy is an online art auction that sees artists from around the country donate original works that incorporate the colour purple – the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy awareness – with all proceeds going to support the work of Epilepsy Action Australia.
Donated pieces come from a broad spectrum of visual art disciplines, and include intricate illustrations, detailed portraits, enormous abstracts, eye-catching photography and even some examples of digital art.
While for some artists embracing the colour purple may be challenging, for Art for Epilepsy’s 2018 Ambassador, world-renowned Melbourne abstract artist Kirsten Jackson, it felt completely natural.
Epilepsy Action chief executive officer, Carol Ireland said there are currently around 250,000 people with epilepsy in Australia who are in need of specialist services.
“Our mission is to enable people living with epilepsy to unlock their true potential, manage their condition more effectively, and to ultimately lead happier lives,” she said.
“Art for Epilepsy plays an important role in helping us to raise enough funds to be able to continue doing that effectively.”
Epilepsy Action is the largest provider of education and support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia. Funds raised from Art for Epilepsy will go towards supporting vital and life changing programs including Ted-E-Bear Connection, MyEpilepsyKey and the Epilepsy Action Online Academy.
The first two Art for Epilepsy auctions raised a combined $80,000 for Epilepsy Action, and the organisation hopes that this year will be the biggest and best yet.
“We are amazed at the magnificent pieces being donated by these fabulous artists,” Carol said.
“The collection has to be seen to be believed. This year we have more artists involved and more artworks available for auction than ever before, with pieces starting from $50, right up to many thousands of dollars. For art-lovers across Australia, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.”
The auction site www.ArtForEpilepsy.com.au is accepting pre-registration from interested bidders now and will open for bidding at 9am on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Bidding will close at 9pm on Thursday 31st May 2018.
WHAT: Art for Epilepsy online art auction
WHY: Raising funds for life-changing programs and services for people with epilepsy
WHEN: Opens 9am 1st May 2018, closes 9pm 31st May 2018
WHERE: Online at www.ArtForEpilepsy.com.au