2012 Abstract Paintings/Stories

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Karen Robinson's solo exhibition titled 'When Words are hard to find' at Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery 2015 - in this photo featuring some of the paintings exhibited - 'Lifes A Washing Machine', 'America's Economy Crash', 'Brick Wall' and 'A Fractured Life' NB: All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

Karen Robinson’s solo exhibition titled ‘When Words are hard to find’ at Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery 2015 – in this photo featuring some of the paintings exhibited – ‘Life’s A Washing Machine’, ‘America’s Economy Crash’, ‘Brick Wall’ and ‘A Fractured Life’ NB: All images are protected by copyright laws.JPG

 

About Abstract Painting Portfolio 2012 – Painting No. 45F:-

2012, I was deep in studying at Kangan Institute Broadmeadows, an “Advanced Diploma of Justice”.  Painting had to be put on hold but I did do this piece for TAC’s Picture This Exhibition 2012.

Painting No. 45F - Title "A Fractured Life" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2012

Painting No. 45F – Title “A Fractured Life” Feb/Oct 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
91cms Length x 91cms Wide x 3cms Deep
Painting Story: This painting is the sixth painting and part of a series of paintings on road trauma and the ripple effect! It is called “A Fractured Life” and it reflects how my life is now that my son is longer with us. Ben was killed in a single vehicle crash on the 5th November 2009, at the age of 25. The black square in the centre of the right top corner is the grief I hold in my life for the loss of my son. The shapes coming out from his grief, is my life as it is now, fractured! It no longer fits the way it did before. My life will never be the same. To say I need to build a new life…doesn’t fit either. The loss of my son has left a gaping hole in my heart. It will never by fixed…it’s fractured. In memory of my beautiful boy Ben…love you forever…mum
Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson
NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

 

CONCLUSION

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 and my art therapy journey has become an important part of recent years and still will be an important part of my life 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!

 


© Karen Robinson – March 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!



					

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