2019 WORK

The deadline for submitting work is 31st August –  


Entered under the theme:  Creation

My True World by Tracey Kenneally

  Title:  My True World

  Medium:  Acrylic on Paper

  Theme:  Creation

  Size:  A3

  

Tracey (43) has a diagnosed condition.  She says “This piece of art I am submitting is me at the group …..I am drawn to the sea & this is where I feel I belong – The Braintree Rethink Art Group has helped me relax and work well.  I wanted to support this project because it does great work and I feel I belong because I took part in the film they made about the group.”


Entered under the theme:  Connection


  We Are All Connected by Mark Whittaker 

  Title:  We Are All Connected

  Medium:   Pen and Ink

  Theme:   Connection

  Size:   

  Artist:   Mark Whittaker 

 

 

Mark is 45, and regularly attends the Braintree Rethink Art Therapy classes.   He has been a regular contributor to The InFinnity Project and some previous submissions of his work are available here


Entered under the theme: Connection

The Family by Lorraine Hempstead
The Family by Lorraine Hempstead 

  Title:  The Family

  Medium:  Acrylic & Pens on Paper

  Theme:   Connection

  Size:   

 

Artist:    Lorraine Hempstead (40) has a diagnosed condition and she attends the Rethink Art group in Braintree.


Entered under the theme: Creation

World of my own by Lorraine Hempstead
World of my own by Lorraine Hempstead

  Title:  World of my own

  Medium:  Acrylic & Pens on Paper

  Theme:   Creation

  Size:   

  Artist:    Lorraine Hempstead says “By attending the art group it gives me support each week.”


Entered under the theme:  Habitat

On the wing by Michelle Cush
On the wing by Michelle Cush

 Title:  On the wing

  Medium:  Acrylic on canvas

  Theme:  Habitat

  Size:  16″ x 12″

  Artist:  Michelle Cush from Braintree

Michelle Cush is 35 and regularly attends the Braintree Rethink Art Group run by Trina Whittaker


Entered under the theme:  Habitat

 


  Canada Goose with goslings by Michelle Cush

  Title:  Canada Goose with goslings

  Medium:  Acrylic on canvas

  Theme:  Habitat

  Size:  16″ x 12″

  Artist:  Michelle Cush from Braintree


Entered under the theme:  Connection

Time by Natalia Bennett

 Title: Time

  Medium:  Ink on Cartridge  Size: 594 x 841 mm

  Theme:  Connection

Artist:  Natalia Bennett (27) Australian living in London.  Natalia is  looking for representation and assistance in gaining a career in the creative arts/illustration industry.  Natalia is submitting this work independently.

Natalia says:  I need to reach people to help them know expression through creativity can help and assist with trauma, mental health and depression.  


Entered under the theme: Habitat


 

Lesser spotted woodpecker on a silver birch
Lesser spotted woodpecker on a silver birch by Michelle Cush

  Title:  Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on a Silver Birch

  Medium:  Acrylic on canvas

  Theme:  Habitat

  Size:  10″ x 8″

  Artist:  Michelle Cush from Braintree

 

 

Michelle attends the Braintree Rethink Mental Illness Art Group run by Trina Whittaker.


Entered under the theme:  Habitat


Orchard Street Roofs
Orchard Street Roofs by Cathy Trevaldwyn 

  Title:  Orchard Street Roofs

   Medium: Drypoint etching with carborundum gel

   Theme:  Habitat

    Size:   6″ x 7″

   Artist:   Cathy Trevaldwyn  from Chelmsford

 

Cathy says:  I look forward to the challenge of the Infinnity project each year as it motivates and takes my artwork in a direction it might not otherwise have ventured.

Having some work always underway always acts as a distraction from other things and gives me confidence.  I am very fortunate to have access to a printing studio and tutor which provide the ideal calming experience.


Entered under the theme: Connection


Path by Cathy Trevaldwyn

  Title:  Path

   Medium: Print, Carborundum gel, Carborundum

   Theme:  Connection

    Size:   6″ x 8″

   Artist:   Cathy Trevaldwyn  from Chelmsford

 

 

Cathy says:  The Infinnity Project is worth every support in that it gives confidence to people such as myself (I have bipolar) to see work on display and get the encouragement of others, and remind people about the loss of a talented artist. To my mind it is a ‘win-win’ project.

Escapism, calmness, distraction, out of the house, socialisation, experimentation , pride, confidence, activity, use of hands, exercise, thinking, problem solving, purpose…….. all essential items for quality of life.

 


Entered under the theme:  Creation

My Creation by Cathy Trevaldwyn

  Title:  My Creation

   Medium:  Drypoint Etching (shadow pull)+paint

   Theme:  Creation

    Size:   8″ x 9″

   Artist:   Cathy Trevaldwyn  from Chelmsford

 

 

Cathy  is submitting this work independently and says:  Having the challenge of a theme I would not otherwise have chosen adds to the satisfaction of completing a piece of work. It’s also interesting how others interpret the theme – and wanting to do something a bit different. This is MY creation from start to finish-design, etching, painting , and mounting, and as such, it gives me self-confidence in it’s submission.

Over the years I have experienced the positives and negatives of bipolar. Using creative activities has helped with my well-being by providing calmness, opportunity to think. escapism, to challenge my self, gain self-confidence and express ideas to others through paint, with sometimes being easier than words.

 


Entered under the theme:  Connection

Connect with nature by Jenny Rutland

 Title:  Connect with nature

   Medium: Pen and watercolour pencil wash on paper

   Theme:  Connection

    Size:  295×210 mm 

   Artist:  Jenny Rutland, Braintree, Essex    

 

Jenny says:  I believe that if we connect with nature it is beneficial to our mental health. I am lucky to live near nature reserves and lakes and always feel better when I have been out in the countryside. But even if you live in a city you can enjoy nature in your local park watching the ducks on the pond or squirrels scurrying in the trees.

I am incredibly lucky to live where there is a Rethink Art Group and since joining that my life has opened up again. I have regained my interest in art and have come to realise how it helps with my mental health by making me forget my depression and anxiety while concentrating on a piece and how much calmer I feel afterwards.


Entered under the theme:  Habitat

 

Plastic Free by Jenny Rutland   Title:  Plastic Free

   Medium:  Watercolour pencil on paper    

   Theme:  Habitat   

    Size:  210x300mm 

   Artist:  Jenny Rutland, Braintree, Essex    

   

Jenny says: I feel that this year’s Habitat category is very important as it encompasses every area of our lives in that habitat is all around us and the more we pollute and destroy it the more we will suffer in the end. 
 
Art has become very important to me since joining Braintree Rethink Art Group and doing art and attending the Group have improved my mental health by reducing my anxiety and depression when doing Art.

 


Entered under the theme:  Habitat

Need Earthing by Kaz Indigo Raven

  Title:  Need Earthing

   Medium:  A4 – soft pastels on paper

   Theme:  Habitat

    Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven, 36,  from Stockport

 

Kaz says:  This is all about how I feel trapped in the my town…so it’s called need earthing


 

Entered under the theme: Creation

The Beginning by Jenny Rutland

  Title:  The Beginning

  Medium:  Acrylic on acrylic paper

  Theme:  Creation  

  Size:   A4 250 x 300mm

  Artist:  Jenny Rutland, 62, Braintree

 

Jenny says:  “Art has become a massively important part of my life since joining Braintree Rethink Art Group. It helps me relax and is calming, reducing my anxiety and lifts my depression while I am working on my art.”

 


Entered under the theme: Connection

Mother Moon by Kaz Indigo Raven

  Title:  Mother Moon

  Medium:  A4 – soft pastels on paper

  Theme:  Connection

  Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven, 36,  from Stockport

 

 

 

Kaz says: “The lady is in meditation, it’s called mother moon, and shows how we are all connected to bigger things than our own world.”


Entered under the theme:  Creation

The Others
The Others

  Title:  The Others

  Medium:  A4 – soft pastels on paper

  Theme:  Creation

  Artist:  Kaz Indigo Raven, 36,  from Stockport

 

Kaz says:  Even in my darkness, I find light from my connection to art and being able to help others is a blessing.