Oneness: Anca F. Stefanescu

Oneness: Anca F. Stefanescu

Artist Anca Francesca Stefanescu interweaves the organic painting techniques of figurative art with digital geometric creations of abstract expressionism to depict the contrasts and polarities that exist in life. In her exploration of inner and outer realities, Anca invites the viewer to become a participator in the piece through their own perception. She shares how a tragic life event gave way to a peaceful acceptance of nature’s life cycle and led her to embrace oneness with herself. Anca also speaks of how the pandemic’s “pause” on normality provides an opportunity for humanity to redefine itself and to change paradigms that are no longer working.

Well-being: Nourishment with Michelle McCowan (Nourish Me Wild)

Well-being: Nourishment with Michelle McCowan (Nourish Me Wild)

Nutritionist and Holistic Wellness Practitioner Michelle McCowan shares how Nourish Me Wild stemmed from her desire to help others reconnect to the deeper roots of natural living and get back in tune with their bodies. Holistic Nutrition isn't just about nourishing the body, it’s about creating balance by nourishing the body, the mind and the soul. Michelle shares how we can do just that! to live a more conscious and mindful life.

Re-wilding the world: Holly Bantleman (Wild and Wave)

Re-wilding the world: Holly Bantleman (Wild and Wave)

Holly Bantleman launched Wild and Wave to create eco-conscious, affordable and beautiful pieces of art that spark conversations and drive action to protect our wild, in the hope of re-wilding the world. Holly shares how her love for marine life has fuelled her mission to protect beautiful animals that face extinction and how the brand intends to improve representation and diversity of marginalised groups in the art and conservation space. Find out how we can reduce our human footprint further with simple, small changes and how artists can practise art more sustainably.

Saffron-Rose: Ignorant bliss

Saffron-Rose: Ignorant bliss

Saffron-Rose offers viewers a glimpse into her mind, her imagination and the dreams that haunt her in her surreal paintings. Saffron opens up on how her art helps to support her mental health. She shares how she is gradually shedding the expectations put on artists to have a 'niche' and instead paints for herself: to maintain a clear mind and to enter a peaceful state of ignorant bliss.