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Art with a little heart

A YOUNG African child will have a better Christmas this year thanks to a six year-old artist from Brisbane.

Alyssia McDonald, a Year 1 student at St Joseph’s School, Kangaroo Point, is holding a gallery evening on December 6 from 6pm-9pm to raise money to sponsor a child suffering in Africa.

Alyssia will sell her paintings, each with its own personal story, for about $50 each, with the money going to World Vision Australia’s Better Futures Project.

Alyssia said she paints because she wants to look after children in Africa, whether it is rescuing a boy soldier from war in Uganda or buying a cow for a village in Malawi.

Her paintings feature different experiences in her life, from friends and family to ghosts, rabbits and spaceships.

Alyssia’s mother, Debbie, said it took a couple of intense hours of splashing and brushing before a canvas was complete.

For further information about the gallery evening phone Debbie or Peter McDonald on (0431) 743 656.

Written by: Staff writers
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