BOARD ART: Artist Tim McGrath, hotel manager Peter Sullivan and Busi Women Inc president Desley Cowley with a carved surfboard made by Tim, which will be hung in the Strand Hotel.
BOARD ART: Artist Tim McGrath, hotel manager Peter Sullivan and Busi Women Inc president Desley Cowley with a carved surfboard made by Tim, which will be hung in the Strand Hotel. Chris Ison

Artist carves up surf for Layne Beachley's visit in March

LOCAL artist Tim McGrath has donated three carved surfboards to Busi Women Inc to be presented at the annual Inspirational Conference 2016 in March.

With tribal carvings telling a story, the Yeppoon man said he was excited to present his work to Layne Beachley, guest speaker at the conference.

"I got the idea from another local guy Russell Frew, who taught me how to make the boards," Tim said.

"I've made a few before this one which have been for sale at Millesime Trejor, so they have really looked after me."

The boards will take pride of place at The Strand Hotel bar before each are presented on the night.

President of Busi Women Inc Desley Cowley said one would be presented to Layne Beachley, one to CQUniversity to be displayed at the Yeppoon campus for a minimum of two years, and the other to BWI to auction at the Inspiration Conference.

Layne Beachley will autograph the CQUni and BWI pieces when she arrives on the Friday.

EVENT INFO

Layne Beachley will speak for the 2016 Inspiration Conference on Saturday March 12, in the Ocean View Room, The Strand Hotel, Yeppoon.

Members save $100 on the ticket price.

Discount for bookings of 10 - contact Desley to discuss on 0419 817 973

For more details go to busiwomen.og.au



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