Abstract Painting Portfolio

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!




Creating a portfolio of my abstract paintings and abstract digital art paintings has been a most rewarding experience.  Over the years, I have been able to see how using art for therapy has taken me on a journey towards a better place – a better sense of emotional well-being.  When I was putting together this web/blog it gave me the opportunity to re-examine my art and their accompanying painting stories.  I came to realize my journey has been long and difficult but I have reached an impasse in my life.  I can now use art for therapy for joyful expression as well as a form of expressing my most inner personal thoughts.

 

TAC "Picture This" Exhibition 2010 at Geelong Gallery, Victoria - Australia. Featuring Painting No. 45B "The Death of Our Son Ben" by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson (as photographed) NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

TAC “Picture This” Exhibition 2010 at Geelong Gallery, Victoria – Australia. Featuring Painting No. 45B “The Death of Our Son Ben” by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson (as photographed)
NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

 

Having built up a portfolio over the years has meant I have a true and correct observation of my journey through my art.  It has become a great tool to use to show, the sum of work achieved.  It serves me as an inspiration to continue on with my art for therapy journey.

NB:  Warning – Some painting stories are sensitive and discuss grief/death and the loss of a loved one…  To view my art portfolio, please click on the drop down tab above which will then list my art portfolio in years, then click on the year tab its self – thank you.

FOOTNOTE:

The process of painting, painting story writing and digital photo painting has offered me a way of expressing thoughts and emotions which can be difficult to say out loud.  I also came to understanding that art can be a very powerful way of communicating with others.  Therapy via art – gave me a voice…

My art therapy journey has been an important part of recent years and still will be an important part in years to come.  I am hoping that by sharing my art therapy journey, will inspire others, to take up art therapy to find their voice – in order to be able to move forward in most difficult of times.  Art Therapy has brought me now to a much better place where I find myself being able to seek joy in each day.  As an ongoing process, I will be blogging about my art therapy journey “moving forward” and expand on how others have used/are using art therapy to assist physical and emotional well-being.  I hope you will join me!

 

 

No. 3 of 6 Painting Process used by Karen Robinson whilst painting Painting No. 64 'For One's Well-being' Acrylic on Canvas 90x90x3cms - Finished February 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 3 of 6 Painting Process used by Karen Robinson whilst painting Painting No. 64 ‘For One’s Well-being’ Acrylic on Canvas 90x90x3cms – Finished February 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 


© Karen Robinson – February 2014

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!




6 thoughts on “Abstract Painting Portfolio

  1. You are a sensitive, and gifted painter. I am amazed at your selfless, giving approach to art. I consider it a privilege when you come to visit my site. Thank you for your continued support!

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  2. Painting and writing are deeply personal, and unique to the individual who produces the work. Having the ability to confront the hard issues through your art (and words) is a blessing; it takes courage to put it “out there,” because it’s part of your soul. By being willing to share your vulnerability you may help someone who is struggling to find their way, unable to vocalize the emotions you share. Art and writing can–and do–shine a light into the darkness.

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    • Hi Celia – Thank you so much for commenting on my weblog. Your words of support and observations are greatly appreciated. I particularly appreciate your wording ‘Art and writing can–and do–shine a light into the darkness’ they resinate with what I try to do…once again much gratitude for taking the time to read and comment…sincerely Karen Robinson

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  3. Your painting is exclusive to you and your way of life ..I believe that painting and indeed colour can help cure or help a person to understand many illnesses ….I rate your work highly thank you .

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    • Hi Ken – Thank you for taking the time out to view my art work and so much appreciate your comments. I too have come to understand the value of art for therapy as a means to helping improve people’s sense of wellbeing…Karen

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