Local artist Miriam Jones loves to paint.
Based in Whakatane, she is an independent artist working mainly in acrylic.
“I love colour, and try to do uplifting pieces of work,” says Miriam.
“When Breast Cancer Support approached me about doing a piece for their charity lunch, I was delighted to be able to help.”
She has produced a bright and happy piece that would be fun to have on any wall.
“I wanted to include a variety of ethnicities, personalities and tastes in clothing to reflect the many and varied women affected by breast cancer, but without it being in your face,” she explains.
Miriam has donated all her time and materials to create the work, titled ‘Selfie Shuffle' – a play on dance titles.
“It conveys the sense of it all being a bit of a performance, getting yourself into the selfie.”
Breast Cancer Support Service Manager Helen Alice is delighted with the painting.
“It's bright and frivolous and exactly what we wanted, and Miriam is such a darling to do this for us.”
Selfie Shuffle will be auctioned at this year's Legacy Lunch on August 4.
The Legacy Lunch is a key fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Support Service Trust, and this year, for the first time since its inception, it will be held at Mills Reef Winery.
To purchase tickets for the lunch or to lodge an absentee bid for the painting, just call Helen on 07 571 3346.