I spent 8 weeks in Royal Hallamshire Hospital, a separate area of the hospital to be treated for actual/impending organ failure, as I required intensive technological support including mechanical ventilation in ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit) and HDU (High-Dependancy Unit).
I was transferred to the Northern General Hospital, Osborn 4 Neuro-rehabilitation ward for a further 7 months. I was unable to talk, walk and had weakness on my right side after a stroke. In February 2012, after a procedure called a Shunt, I began to walk and talk.
It's been a very, very long journey..........
It would be quite nice to have the ability to use strong colours with strong markings when painting.
(Well; I can dream!)
Inspiration is Karen Davies, WEA Tutor in Art
Karen has always encouraged me to move forward in Art at the WEA and she invited me to the Art Exhibition in the Exchange Place Studios Sheffield.
Another artist at the exhibition was John Wilshire, he has great bold markings and is influenced by Monet series of paintings at Rouen Cathedral
The people who have influenced me into art is the nurses at Osborn 4, they took me on a journey through art therapy which has been wonderful in my progression, they even asked me if I would like to take on a voluntary position at the Northern General Hospital @ Osborn 4.
The main person who has inspired and influenced me in all that I do in my life now is my Neurosurgeon Mr Umang Patel.
Why did I paint him a Galaxy ? ? ?
Only God knows!
To Be Continued.......................