2017 Work

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Solitude by Isabelle MacGowan
Solitude by Isabelle MacGowan

Artist:   Isabelle MacGowan

Title:  Solitude      Medium:  Chalk Pastels

Theme: Reflections

“I want to raise the importance of art working alongside mental health recovery and that anyone can do it, they only need to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush.  Art helps me focus on the world around me rather than just on what’s going on inside my head. Since starting art I find I look at the world in a different way and look for the beauty rather than what scares me.”


Spring Sprigs by Madeleine Pickett

Artist:  Madeleine Pickett

Title:  Spring Sprigs      Medium: Drawing photoshopped digital image

Theme: Reflections

“Art helps me with my Schizophrenia, when I’m well it’s what I do, when I’m under the weather, it’s what I think about!”

 

 

 


Waterway Reflections by
Marcus La Roche

Artist:  Marcus La Roche, Essex

Title:  Waterway Reflections      Medium:  Acrylic

Theme: Reflections

” I have Schizophrenia and support the Braintree Rethink group.  Art helps me relax and distracts me from my illness and provides a sense of achievement.”

 

 


Blue Tit Reflections by Kay King

Artist:  Kay King

Title:  Blue Tit Reflections       Medium:  Watercolour, pen and wash

Theme: Reflections

” I have Borderline Personality Disorder , Depression & Anxiety and support Rethink Mental Illness and attend the group in Braintree.  Art does not come naturally to me, I have to really try, support really helps”


 

‘We Want Freedom’ by Miss Kaz Indigo Raven

Artist:  Miss Kaz Indigo Raven,  from Manchester

Title:  We Want Freedom      Medium: Paper & Pencil

Theme: Shadows

“Everybody deals with mental health their own way and art is my lifeboat in a world that cast me out into churning seas. I can explain myself with art without having to find words that cannot express my truth.  I am only alive because of art and waiting for therapy for ten years its keeps me plodding on in a world that seems to not see me.”

 


‘From Farringdon’ by Joe Breslin

Artist:  Joe Breslin,  a member of the TenFeetAway art group in London

Title:  “From Farringdon”       Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Theme: Bridges

“I want my work to reach a wider audience”

 

 

 


‘Compton Avenue Revisited’ by Joe Breslin

Artist:  William Denison,  a member of the TenFeetAway art group in London

Title:  “Compton Avenue Revisited”       Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Theme: Shadows

“I’d like the work to seen by a large audience and to boost my deflated ego”

 


‘Reflections’ by Samantha Ellson-Allen

Artist:  Samantha Ellson-Allen,  from Essex

Title:  “Reflections”       Medium: Pyrography on a chopping board with white and blue inks

Theme: Reflections 

“I struggle with coping with life everyday I don’t understand the world and find it difficult dealing with people when I do my art I and my art become one we understand each other and seeing my burnings come alive I just go into another world which I like.”


‘Beautiful Purge’ by Miss Kaz Indigo Raven

Artist:  Miss Kaz Indigo Raven,  from Manchester

Title:  Beautiful Purge      Medium: Paper & Pencil

Theme: Shadows

“Everybody deals with mental health their own way and art is my lifeboat in a world that cast me out into churning seas. I can explain myself with art without having to find words that cannot express my truth.  I am only alive because of art and waiting for therapy for ten years its keeps me plodding on in a world that seems to not see me.”

 


 

‘Walking Together in Light and Shadows’ by Sue Holtum

Artist:  Sue Holtum, from Kent

Title:  Walking Together in Light and Shadows

Theme: Shadows

“That could refer to the shadow of looming darkness for a dog nearing the end of her life, and the looming end of our companionship.  It is something that reflects a difficult thing (and other difficulties)  in my life at present.”

 


‘Crossover’ by Madeleine Anna Pickett

Artist:  Madeleine Anna Pickett, diagnosed with schizophrenia, 2016

Title: Crossover

Theme: Bridges  Medium: Acrylic on naval

“I work repeating the same set of brush strokes ( gesture) over and over in different colours, sometimes waiting for each layer to dry, sometimes allowing the colours to mix, (wet on wet ) this builds up a pattern and rhythm of each canvas through repetition …  I am hooked on this process of making”

 


‘Reflections on Depression’ by Jenny Rutland

Artist:  Jenny Rutland, Braintree, Essex, diagnosed with depression

Title: Reflections on Depression

Theme:  Reflections  Medium: Graphite and Watercolour Pencil on Paper

“The Project is a brilliant idea to showcase art by people with MH problems and to raise funds for Rethink at the same time. I am a member of Braintree Rethink Art Group and this group gave me my life back, making friends there and renewing my interest in art. Doing art relaxes me and takes my mind off my illness making me feel better.”


‘Rainbow Reflections’ by Mark Whittaker

Artist:  Mark Whittaker, Braintree, diagnosed with schizophrenia

Title:  Rainbow Reflections

Theme: Reflections

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

“I have had Schizophrenia most of my life so fully understand what the Infinnity Project is all about and fully support it. I paint very spontaneously so my mood often reflects my work and I can get fully engrossed in my paintings and certainly helps my mental health.”