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Ellie by Ellie Hobl


Ellie Hobl

A portrait of

Self portrait


Oil on canvas


90 x 90 cm

Artist Age


Artist School

Mary MacKillop College

About the work

As a sufferer of multiple serious allergies, life for me is plagued with anxiety. Brisbane and its surrounds provide me with a natural solace that calms and counter-acts my internal upheaval. 

My circular self-portrait depicts my all-consuming battle with anaphylaxis. The placement of native foliage in my artwork is a metaphor of the natural balm of my local suburban surrounds. The family dinnerware reflects my reliance on their support and encouragement. When I am at my Brisbane abode, surrounded by family, I feel most at peace.