Tracey donates Rachel to help Rachel

Art for help's sake: Tracey Mackie is donating her painting 'Rachel', after her friend's daughter Rachel, to an online auction to raise money for epilepsy.

Art for help's sake: Tracey Mackie is donating her painting 'Rachel', after her friend's daughter Rachel, to an online auction to raise money for epilepsy.

Lyndhurst’s Tracey Mackie is the artist behind a number of paintings that appear around the shire, and her generosity when it comes to donating works for charitable causes is also well-known.

Her most recent donation is a bright and colourful cow, complete with a bandanna made of purple flowers, the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy awareness.

Now in its third year, Art for Epilepsy is an online art auction that sees artists from around the country donate original works that incorporate the colour purple

Tracey chose to donate to the Art for Epilepsy auction to help out a friend.

“My friend’s daughter, who’s name is Rachel, has quite bad epilepsy and I know just how difficult it can be for them,” she said.

With artists from around Australia participating, and the auction running until the end of May, Tracey is encouraging everyone to bid for whatever art works that they like.

To bid on Tracey’s work or any of the others head to artforepilepsy.com.au/