I have been exhibiting my Character Art and Fine Art in Derby hospitals for some time, becasue I think hospitals can be a gloomy place, and artwork can really cheer people up. The exhibitions have been a real success and I have had some really nice comments about my work. Its all part of the AIR scheme, using art to promote well being.
I felt it was time to give something back to the community, so I have donated 8 framed prints to the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital. Having a little one of my own, and another one on its way, I am very fond of the Children’s hospital, and wanted to give them my work to brighten up the children’s day. Its never very nice when kiddies are unwell. Fingers crossed it will bring a smile to some little peoples faces, and perhaps some old ones as well.
I think art can be a really powerful tool, to bring happiness to people, and if anything should be much more accessible rather than being in elitist galleries. Power to the people eh Its funny really because most artists just want their work seen and often the commercial gallery side of things prevents that. Fingers crossed there will be lots more schemes like Air where there is easy access to art, but where quality control still exists. Yay.