Doctor turned artist raises money for charity
“Instead of paying a commission to a gallery, I give the money to charity,” explains Leonie. “Last year I raised over $1,100 for Impact, a charity that raises money for victims of domestic violence. This year I have two different charities I am raising money for.” Leonie is inviting the community to enjoy her art, have a coffee and a chat and hopefully raise even more money than last year by donating 30% of profits.
This year’s chosen charities are Stand Up, a non-profit organisation dedicated to pursuing social justice for disadvantaged communities in Australia, and Kedem, a progressive synagogue committed to fostering a community of tolerance, inclusiveness and equality.
Leonie is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Melbourne. She found her creative passion after having to resign from her career as a medical practitioner and hypnotherapist to care for her daughter who was unwell. Thankfully her daughter’s illness has since improved and this challenging time in her family’s life opened the door to a creative path down which Leonie’s true passion lies. Leonie works in a variety of styles from pure abstract to semi-abstract figurative work.
As part of this special event, Leonie will also be running a competition to win $180 to go to the purchase of any of Leonie's art! All you need to do is come along and sign up to her mailing list to win.