I know a few people doing awesome art. You should check them out as well.
Woodland Telegraph - soulful folk tunes from the Sunshine Coast. With a "pay what you want" download, you can't lose.
Lindsay Read - pretty pictures painted in a Gold Rush ghost town. Lindsay and I collaborated on 'New Way Home', a mixed media series in which she created art pieces based on some of my writing. She also happens to be my sister.