In the news
If you've followed these pages for a while you may recall when I mentioned last year that I'd given a couple of prints, from the Year in Trees collection, to the Scottish healthcare organization known as Art In Healthcare (original story). The organization is there to provide a stimulating environment, general mental wellness and therapeutic relief to patients, staff and visitors through displays of art from generous donators throughout the UK and the rest of the World. The art can be sponsored or bought with all proceeds going supporting various Art in Healthcare initiatives.
I also learned last year that the prints donated found their way to a local hospital in Perth, Scotland, where they're helping to provide therapy for various mental health issues. I was very pleased to hear that I like to lend my support to raising awareness of mental health and breaking down the stigma that surrounds this serious illness.
Meanwhile however, I was delighted when I received an unexpected letter in the post yesterday, informing me that December will be featured as part of their fourth edition of printed cards (still to be published). This feel like and extra bonus. It's great to hear that, as artists, we can help to make the world a slightly better place in small ways through our art. I know some of you already have the original print - so now there's an interesting little story behind it too. And now more people can send this inamge around the world and help a great cause at the same time.
If you'd like to have your own cards, please consider purchasing a pack or even just a simple card from the organization for this worthy cause. You can find details here... Art in Healthcare greeting cards.
If you'd like to purchase the original print through my website, please let me know you read about it here. Email me and I'll be happy to make a 50% donation from the proceeds towards a health charity of your choice.
Thanks folks! Wishing you good health and happiness all around!
Art in Healthcare (UK), the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland, have just published their latest newsletter. I'm delighted to report that I've been featured as a contributing artist for the Winter 2015/2016 release.
Please take a moment to visit the site, read about their great work, see other contributor and leave a comment ...or adopt my work for this worthy organization. Click here for the feature.
I hope to bring you more news of an upcoming private show next week.
A friend recently introduced the idea of art as therapy, and a proposal that I submit some lino prints to the great cause known as Art In Healthcare. This UK-based organization just recently accepted two of my submissions: December January II.
As someone who has spent time in hospitals, I appreciate the value and therapy that improves the quality of life to patients, staff and visitors in our Health Care systems. I feel privileged to be accepted as a contributing artist and hope that this will be the beginning of a lifelong act of gratitude that will bring joy to patients who need it and gratitude to hospital staff for the great work they do.
Please visit Art in Healthcare for more details. http://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/index.php