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Can art heal the world?

Happy reader, as I write this I’m sitting in a local gallery for the day. I’ve seen such an array of people coming through to ‘just having a look’. They all have a single thing in common, they leave happier than they arrived. On two separate occasions visitors even said the exact same thing as they completed their circuits absorbing …

Red white and black mixed media painting by Jan Allsopp.

The 21st-century artists think differently

Last week I met a mental health practitioner who, when I said I was an artist, responded with something along the lines of “Oh! Well you’d be happy and relaxed the whole time!” I was initially struck dumb and I must admit to waiting for the laughter to erupt that indicated she was joking. It didn’t come. She was serious! …