The Healing Power of Art
Another free artist talk in our PRACTICE: series!
Bev Petersen is a Comox Valley artist who has spent much of her life involved with art, but only recently accepted the mantle of "Artist".
Art is my therapy. As a child growing up in the forties and fifties, a time when children were to be seen and not heard art was a way to express what I could not verbalize. It was a way to escape the family dysfunction and chaos. Although art was not the occupation I chose it remained a necessary constant in my life. The most difficult aspect was accepting myself as an artist, which I really did not do until a few years ago. After struggling with anxiety two years ago, I am finally able to understand the healing power of Art.
Join Bev on a wander through her journey, and perhaps you'll discover similarities or have an aha! moment of your own.