Art as a healing therapy
Updated: Mar 29, 2020
As I return to painting and woodcraft, I hope to regularly share my progress and any new techniques, media or subject matter I use via this blog.
I will be also writing about a very personal aspect to my work. Having for many years supported families dealing with dementia, anxiety and depression, cancer and distant elderly parents, my own life was turned upside down by the sudden death of my mother and then the suicide of several close relatives. I was left trying to cope with complex grief and post traumatic stress. By sharing how I got through that difficult time, I hope I may somehow be able to help others who have experienced similar life shocks. Art played a big role in my healing.
Below is a quick painting I did to illustrate me on my new path to wellbeing surrounded by the countryside I so love.