2018 Work

 


Entered under the theme: Courage

Courage To Walk Through The Ocean Towards A Better Horizon

Title:  Courage to walk through the ocean towards a better horizon

Medium:   Acrylic on canvas

Theme:   Courage

Artist:  Sayela Jafrin

 

Sayela has contributed this image independently.  She uses art for peace of mind, and has an undiagnosed mental health condition.  She says art helps her when words no longer can explain.


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