Challenge and Shelter in a Tough Year

by Ruth Dalzell



“This is  symbolic of the year my husband and I were both diagnosed with cancer (2015- him prostate and me breast cancer). I painted it as a picture of my husband in a familiar place near our home and originally had him walking away but half way through painting I had a strong feeling that I need him to be walking towards me. The dark trees on the right symbolise  the threatening nature of the experiences of being diagnosed and undergoing unpleasant treatment. The green canopy of willow trees is protective and comforting with the sun glistening through providing a feeling of hope for the future.”

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