Letting our creativity flow is beneficial to all of us in a multitude of ways. Creating artwork of any medium gives us the opportunity for us to experience these benefits.
We’ve seen over lockdown that people have taken up new hobbies, including art and photography, as a way of relieving stress, managing mental health and improving their skills. These developments of new skills offer many advantages to us, from encouraging us to think creatively to boosting our self-esteem to feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment.
We have been asking our artists, who will be exhibiting in the Southern Nature Art Exhibition this year, how creating their artwork has been beneficial to them, including during the recent lockdown. Here is what they had to say:
[Lockdown] allowed me to do some paintings just for myself. To just do some art for the enjoyment of doing it, without it having to meet a deadline or be liked by anyone else. It was just relaxing and enjoyable to just relax and enjoy the process. – Jamie Sinclair
Unlike many of our friends and neighbours, I haven’t been bored or fed up, I’ve just been painting or sculpting and having a good time. It gives me a real purpose and I can’t wait to get up each day and make a mess in my studio. Only trouble is, I am the one who has to clear it up too. – Fiona Champion
Want to experience these feelings yourself? Then why not give art a go at one of our workshops? There’s something suitable for all ages and abilities. Click here for more information.
Being creative is beneficial to all of us, and creating a piece of artwork is one of the best ways to do this. Yes, there may be a bit of mess, but that’s part of the fun! Give it a go today at home or book yourself in for one of our many workshops and experience the benefits of being creative yourself!