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Artist lends talents to raise cash for CareFlight

The star of television’s Art Studio, artist Wayne Clements, is once again putting brush to canvas to raise money for CareFlight at two upcoming Brisbane art exhibitions.

The acclaimed Australian ‘Outback’ artist has raised more than $100,000 for RACQ CareFlight over the past 12 years by auctioning off his famous paintings.

The exhibitions will be held at Capalaba Park Shopping Centre in Brisbane from July 22 – August 3 and Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, Browns Plains, from August 19 – 31.

Both exhibitions will run from 9am to 1pm.

Local shoppers can buy $2 raffle tickets which will put them into a draw to win a Clements’ painting of their choice.

The winners will be drawn on the final Saturday of each exhibition and the remaining pieces will be auctioned off.

The Mount Tamborine based painter is calling the auction ‘affordable art’.

"Paintings can sell for upwards of $10,000 on my website, but the starting price for these paintings at the auction is around $150 to $200,” Wayne said.

Demand for Wayne’s unique artistic works has been high following the popularity of his national TV show Art Studio on 31 Digital.

The generous self-taught artist has been raising money for CareFlight, and other charities, for more than a decade.

RACQ CareFlight’s Caroline Janakievski says Mr Clements is a loyal supporter of his local helicopter rescue service.

“Wayne regularly hosts shopping centre exhibitions all over Australia, and every time he donates the proceeds of his raffle to RACQ CareFlight and other worthy charities,” Ms Janakievski said.

“Both the organisation and the patients who benefit from our service are extremely lucky to have his generous support, and we can’t thank him enough,” she said.

Wayne Clements has held more than 500 one man ‘sold out’ travelling art shows across the country.

Find out further information on Wayne’s upcoming shows on his website.