Cessnock artist Sharon Davson has donated a painting to the Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery collection

DONATED: Cessnock artist Sharon Davson and Port Macquarie- Hastings Council mayor Peta Pinson at the unveiling at the Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery.
DONATED: Cessnock artist Sharon Davson and Port Macquarie- Hastings Council mayor Peta Pinson at the unveiling at the Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery.

A Cessnock artist has had her art unveiled as the latest acquisition in the Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery collection on the Mid North Coast.

Sharon Davson shared the meaning behind her decision to donate her painting Journeys in Belonging.

"That collection has had a piece of my art since 1980, and now they have a painting. I'm somebody who has moved around an awful lot. I feel everywhere I have a painting that I can access is home," she said.

"I feel it is part of where I belong.

"When you move around a lot you need to find a different methodology to call home. A sense of belonging is everywhere I have a painting."

Ms Davson has work dotted across the globe in places from Australia to China to the United States.

"Each piece has significance. I've tried to paint very positively to inspire people. They still have powerful messages," she said.

Journeys in Belonging is part of her Art With Others series started in the early 2000's.

It incorporates an autographed hand print by Academy Award winning film director, Baz Luhrmann. He had his hands painted by Davson in the Vogue Magazine offices in Sydney on September 3, 1993.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council mayor Peta Pinson said council was excited to have the "wonderful painting".

"It is so relevant to our region, and as soon as the insurances are sorted, we will be touring it," she said.

"On behalf of council and the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to see and be inspired by Sharon Davson's painting."