Art For A Cause
In 1999, Sydney artist, Ana Corral-Kelly got the diagnosis of MS, following vision problems and fatigue. At the time she was only 30 years old. When MS threatened Ana and her family with darkness, she turned her focus to art. “My work is an expression of being positive, of love and energy,” said Ana. You can definitely tell there is a lot of love and positivity when looking at her vibrant and unique artworks.
Ana is a long term Kiss Goodbye to MS supporter and has a huge interest in research into MS. “It’s not so much for me and my generation of people living with MS, it’s more about helping the younger people, and those diagnosed in the future, be comfortable, positive and have hope that research will find a cure,” she says. She is very independent, however when she feels she needs extra security, she uses a walker which she calls her ‘hot walker’. Ana says she generally feels happy and healthy and believes her art has a lot to do with that.
Creating art brings joy to her life, and selling it brings joy to others, so this year Ana is donating 20% of her artwork sales to Kiss Goodbye to MS. “Hopefully with the money that goes to MS, it also helps keep the colour in the lives of other people living with the disease,” Ana said.
You can find Ana’s beautiful art works at www.artistana.com.au. Every artwork sold supports research into finding a cure for MS.