Using creativity to heal – a portrait for a lost friend – Billy Abernethy-Hope

As an artist, it’s hard not to feel like you are being self-indulgent.  But creativity is not just a frivolous pursuit – carried out with love and sensitivity, it really can make a difference to people’s lives, and even in tragic circumstances help people be remembered for the shining lights they were. 

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Looking back to Israel

As part of my self-administered art therapy, I have been defacing and reconstructing over a decade of paintings.  I’ve reached 57 now – all of which will be shown/sold/given away/destroyed at my Open Studio in May 2019. Meanwhile, before I embark on the next stage in my creative life, I spent some time going through… Continue reading Looking back to Israel

Abstract Transformation

Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes. 

Why Deface?

I recently wrote a piece on LinkedIn about PTSD, which might go some way to explain why I am dedicating my time to defacing every painting I have made since I left Iraq (see my cover up blog too).  In the meantime.  Here are a couple more!

A COVER UP OF THE PAST

It’s been a while since I’ve had an epiphany, but change is definitely in the air.  A few months back the combination of having TOO MUCH OF MY OWN ART and having ready access to left-over spray-paints and gloss paint (that was being chucked out from Damien Hirst’s studio) provoked me to start tossing the… Continue reading A COVER UP OF THE PAST

Heads – Portraits by Caroline Jaine

In Diplomat Magazine, May 2018

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