Pain Awareness Month – September – Ella Kane wins Art Competition

Ella Kane, a 14 year old CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia sufferer from Wellington, has won the People’s Choice Award in this online competition.

The theme of this competition was “Art Inspired by Pain’ – to show through creative means what pain has taught you and/or how it has changed the way you see the world.”

To view her artwork called “Empty Heart of Pain”, go to:

Please be aware that some of the photos/drawings are quite graphic – the one above Ella’s especially. Sorry if this offends anyone.

As winner of the People’s Choice award, her artwork will be auctioned (along with others donated by NZ and overseas artists) at a charity event in Auckland, with the proceeds of the sale of her work going to the Wellington Region CFS/ME Support Group.

The auction will be held at Tabac Bar in Mills Lane, downtown Auckland on 5th Sunday 6th November 2011 (actual time to be confirmed).

The format will be a silent auction with bidding sheets by each piece, and short sets from various acts throughout the evening with breaks to allow people to look at the artworks, drink and have a fantastic time.

Ella also has her own website for her other artwork –

You can also ready her story on her About Me page where she talks about how she started drawing again after 2 years of not being able to draw due to her pain condtion. A very brave young girl, who has put her heart and soul into her artwork and is an inspiration to us all.


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