A painting I’ve been working on recently.

“The arts in all their forms……..  are essential to our lives. They sharpen our awareness, enrich our understanding of the world and open our eyes to its beauty. They hold up a mirror to our own past and current experiences and open us up to new perspectives and different ways of being. ……… Art and stories can show us things outside of our own experience, helping us to understand our own emotions better on reflection. Art – any kind of art – can give us more clarity about our own thoughts and feelings, connect us with others, and teach us something about ourselves and them…”

(From The Little Book of Humanism: Universal lessons on finding purpose, meaning and joy by Alice Roberts & Andrew Copson)

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