“This time is particularly challenging for many of us and I believe that the creative process of making art can be really beneficial for our mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Doing something creative is a mindful activity which can help us to feel more in touch with our true, inner selves… we can connect with a place inside ourselves that is our own.”
Rebecca is a printmaker and painter who has been working as a volunteer artist with the Quiet Places for Unquiet Minds project . She draws inspiration for her prints, paintings and drawings from her fascination with nature: trees, rivers, plants and textures and colours, the landscape and atmospheres and changes through the seasons… capturing something of the essence and fragility of nature. She enjoys the balance of her own creative practice and inspiring others to explore their creativity.
Currently working alongside printmaker Simon Ripley, Rebecca is developing creative art activities to inspire members of the WATCH Project to get creative making their own art works during this time of isolation. Every week Simon and Rebecca are each making an art work using a technique that the group members would like to explore, as well as posting different resources for inspiration.
Watch Group Workshop images – using materials found at home
Painting with tea and printing with coffee
Rebecca’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaMacPhersonPainterPrintmaker/