2018 Work


Entered under the theme: Courage

Inch Strand by Carolyn Gibson

Title:  Inch Strand

Medium:   Watercolour (A4 size)

Theme:   Courage

Artist:  Carolyn Gibson

 

Carolyn says: I am proud of this piece which took me a very long time to complete. It is a painting of Inch Strand, Co. Kerry, which means a lot to my relative, pictured here in the painting walking along the beach.  Art helps me focus and I love creating something I am proud of when I am “in the zone”.


Entered under the theme: Oceans


Dolphin Sunset by Michelle Knight
Dolphin Sunset by Michelle Knight

Title:  Dolphin Sunset

Medium:   Acrylic on canvas

Theme:   Oceans

Artist:  Michelle Knight

 

Michelle is a member of Braintree Rethink art group.


Entered under the theme: Horizons

Island in the Sun by Michelle Cush
Island in the Sun by Michelle Cush

Title:  Island in the Sun

Medium:   Watercolour on paper

Theme:   Horizons

Artist:  Michelle Cush

 

Michelle attends an art therapy class in Essex.


Entered under the theme: Horizons

Dark Horizons by Susan Daminger
Dark Horizons by Susan Daminger

Title:  Dark Horizons

Medium:   Acrylic on A5 card

Theme:   Horizons

Artist:  Susan Daminger

 

Susan has submitted this work done in her art therapy class.

 


Entered under the theme: Oceans

Goldfish in the Sea by Paula Smith

Title:  Goldfish in the sea

Medium:   Acrylic on paper

Theme:   Oceans

Artist:  Paula Smith

 

 

Paula has submitted this as part of her art therapy class she attends to help manage her health.


Entered under the theme: Courage

Courage to take a step
Courage to take a step by Jackie Clark

Title:  Courage to take a step

Medium:   Water colour on card

Theme:   Courage

Artist:  Jackie Clark

 

 

 

Jackie has submitted this work as part of an art therapy class she attends.


 

Entered under the theme:  Oceans

Starfish by Lorraine Hempstead
Starfish by Lorraine Hempstead

Title:  Starfish

Medium:  Collage

Theme:  Oceans

Artist:  Lorraine Hempstead

 

Lorraine attends an art therapy class in Essex and this is the first time she has contributed to the InFinnity Project.

 


Entered under the theme: Horizons

Yorkshire Dales by Michelle Cush

Title:  Yorkshire Dales

Medium:  Watercolour on paper

Theme:  Horizons

Artist:  Michelle Cush

Michelle has submitted this work done as part of the art therapy class she attends.

 

 


Entered under the theme: Oceans

Lion Fish by Marcus La Roche

Title:  Lion Fish

Medium:  Acrylic on paper

Theme:  Oceans

Artist:  Marcus La Roche

 

 

 

Marcus is a member of the Braintree Rethink Art Group and last year one of his submissions was printed as a card – see 2017 entries

 


Entered under the theme: Horizons

Snoopy Rock by Michelle Cush

Title:  Snoopy rock

Medium:  Watercolour on paper,

32cm x 24cm

Theme: Horizons

 Artist:  Michelle Cush

 

Michelle has submitted this work done as part of the art therapy class she attends

 


Entered under the theme: Courage

Courage to take the next step by Kay King

Title:  Courage to take the next step

Medium:  Acrylic on paper

Theme: Courage

 Artist:  Kay King

 

Kay is contributing this image done as part of an art therapy class she takes in Essex.


Entered under the theme: Horizons

Sunset on the beach by Paul Shepherd

Title:  Sunset on the beach

Medium:    Watercolour on card, 30x21cm 

Theme: Horizons

 Artist:  Paul Shepherd

 


 

Entered under the theme:  Oceans

Deep Sea by Paul Shepherd

Title:   Deep Sea

Medium:    Watercolour on card, 30x21cm 

Theme: Oceans

 Artist:  Paul Shepherd

 

Paul says: I paint with an art therapy class  as it helps me relax.  I enjoy sharing my work.

 


Entered under the theme: Courage

What is Courage? Who is Courageous? by Cathy Trevaldwyn

Title:   What is Courage?  Who is Courageous?

Medium:   12 inches x 18 inches, Printing, reduction lino-printing, etching, mono printing using Border Tyvek, experimental samples, wing nuts and nails.  (Tyvek is a synthetic material which distorts when ironed.)

Theme: Courage

 Artist:  Cathy Trevaldwyn

 

 

Cathy says:  “I have bipolar and found the wide range of art and craft I undertake very therapeutic. Printing is new to me. While I am working I can think about other things as well as cut out distractions.  The variety of creative activities is important to me and I frequently put these together eg. the Tyvek experiments were as result of textile course – they reminded me of blood and mud in the trenches, so they are included here. 

I am interested in art as a means of communication- how it reaches more people and stays in the mind longer. The soldier and the red poppy are a traditional interpretation of courage. But with white poppies? It took great courage for the conscientious objectors to stand by their believes as well as undertaking war work. There is a wider meaning to these images – People who stand against the flow of society for whatever reason also show great courage”


Entered under the theme:  Courage

Don't Even Think About It! by Jenny Rutland
Don’t Even Think About It! by Jenny Rutland

Title:   Don’t Even Think About It!

Medium:   Charcoal on paper – 30cm x 23 cm

Theme: Courage

 Artist:   Jenny Rutland

 

 


Entered under the theme:  Horizons

Etna by Jenny Rutland

Title:   Etna

Medium:  Pastel on pastelmat

Theme: Horizons

 Artist:   Jenny Rutland

 


Entered under the theme: Oceans

Leviathan
Leviathan by Jenny Rutland

Title:   Leviathan

Medium:  Acrylic on acrylic paper, 30cm x 24cm

Theme: Oceans

 Artist:   Jenny Rutland

 

 


Entered under the theme: Courage

Entering the Vortex to seek recovery

 

Title:   Courage… entering the vortex to seek  recovery

Medium:  Coloured pencil on paper

Theme: Courage 

 Artist:   Richard Kidgell

 

 

Richard says: “Living with mental illness or psychological injury is horrible, but it can become familiar. The road to improvement, and, maybe even recovery, is hard; it is uncertain; it is painful; it is frightening. It takes real courage to commit wholeheartedly to the treatment and the lifestyle changes that are needed, and I hope that this image may encourage others to dive bravely into that frightening vortex.”

 


Entered under the theme: Courage

Courage… is keeping one small light burning when your world is dark by Richard Kidgell

Title:   Courage… is keeping one small light burning when your world is dark

Medium:  Pastel on paper

Theme: Courage 

 Artist:   Richard Kidgell

 

Richard says: “With mental health problems, the darkness in your world can seem to stretch on forever. It takes real courage to keep a small light of hope burning inside yourself. I hope this image will help others to find this small spark within themselves and keep going”.


Entered under the theme: Courage

Black Dragons by Richard Kidgell

Title:   Courage… is facing up to your ‘Black Dragons’ to do the right thing

Medium:  Pastel on black paper

Theme: Courage 

 Artist:   Richard Kidgell

 

Richard says: “Internal horror can destroy your life, your family and your friendships, but courage can overcome horror. I hope this image can help others realise this more quickly than I did.  Art therapy has allowed my subconscious to identify my problems and their causes.  Creative art has allowed me to remain calm and deal with those problems so that I can move forward”.


Entered under the theme: Courage

Man Over Board
Man Over Board by Mark Whittaker

Title:      Man Over Board

Medium:    Acrylic on board – 122cm x 61 cm

Theme: Courage 

 Artist:  Mark Whittaker

Mark says: “I have Schizophrenia and passionate about making people aware – art helps me relax”


Entered under the theme: Oceans

Lifeboat by Kaz Indigo Raven

Title:      Lifeboat

Medium:   Alcohol marker and pencil

Theme: Oceans   

 Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven

 

 

Kaz says: “Art is my lifeboat, whenever I’m having issues’ with my mental health, its there to shelter me and get me through the storm.”


Another submission under the Horizons theme:


Pastel by Mark Whittaker

Title:      Dawn Horizon

Medium:   Pastel, 15.5cm x 24 cm

Theme: Horizons   

 Artist:  Mark Whittaker

 

Mark says: “I belong to the Braintree Rethink Art Group and fully support the charity and the Infinnity Project – art helps me relax.”


The first submission under the Horizons theme:

Tangled Path by Kaz Indigo Raven
Tangled Path by Kaz Indigo Raven

Title:      Tangled Path

  Medium:    Postcard 15cm x 10cm, pen and pencil

 Theme:   Horizons

Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven

 

 

 


The first submission under the Courage theme:


Girl Hanging On
Girl Hanging On 

  Title:      Girl Hanging On

  Medium:    Postcard 15cm x 10cm alcohol marker and pencil

 Theme:   Courage

Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven

 

 

 


The first submission for the 2018 InFinnity Project is under the Oceans theme:

 


Shell Shocked by Madeleine Pickett

  Title:      Shell Shocked

  Medium:    Acrylic on canvas 60cm x     60cm

 Theme:   Oceans

Artist:  Madeleine Pickett