A DROITWICH patient who took up art as part of his creative therapy sessions at St Richard’s Day Hospice has displayed some of his work at the organisation’s Wildwood Drive premises.
Terry Dagley, who is currently cared for by St Richard’s, has put on show his ‘Flights of Fancy’ collection, which features both original artworks and framed prints for sale.
Terry, who has previously exhibited his ‘Spirals of Time’ exhibition at Worcester University, participated in numerous other shows and has a dedicated following of arts fans, also opens the stunning gardens at his home in Broughton Green to raise money for the hospice.
Terry was previously a skilled ceramicist and got into painting after meeting creative therapist Mary Jenkins at the day hospice.
She suggested it might offer him an alternative artistic outlet.
Terry said: “The paintings are principally inspired by the images and colours I see during sessions of Reiki, one of the complementary therapies offered at the hospice.
“Other influences have been from analysing physical pains and sensations caused by my medical condition, and a lifelong interest in plants and flowers. ”
Mary said: “Terry’s artwork is far from being ‘diversional therapy’, although the process may be totally absorbing.
“His art shows an astute awareness and intellectual understanding of the condition he has to confront.
“In his painting, we see how art meets science, how science meets complementary therapy and the whole in turn compliments the art.”
Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more on St Richard’s Hospice.