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OCT 2020 - CONFLUENCE EXHIBITION - West End Brisbane

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SEPT 2020 - "DARE TO DREAM" CHOSEN AS DAILY ART PICK WITH BLUETHUMB AUSTRALIA

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April 2020 - “TRANSITIONS” - Selected for Bluethumb Happy Colours Exhibition

March 2020 - Rotary Art Fair Gold Coast
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ARTICLE IN THE BRISBANE NEWS - COURIER MAIL 2019

PAINT YOUR WAY TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

Artist Rose Hewartson draws on the power of painting to help people deal with anxiety, get out of a rut, or find motivation or direction.

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Rose Hewartson is used to people saying, “What the heck is holistic art therapy?” When she reveals her day job.

To be honest, I had no idea myself. So I can only guess, they are the same, says the Mt Gravatt resident, who earned a diploma in Holistic Integrated Art Therapy, from Paddington's Holistic Art College earlier this year.

The artist and photographer, who has a background in nursing, treats clients who are looking to lead more fulfilled lives. To do this, they might want to quieten the mind chatter. Get out of a rut, or find motivation, or direction.

Rose says many of her clients are middle aged women. “If they just want to get unstuck in an area of their life, it might only take a few sessions,” she says. “If they are overcoming trauma, that is a much longer process. It's totally up to the client.” I usually advise a minimum of three sessions.

While every session is tailored to the individual Rose, 51 has a series of exercises, she uses to help clients open up, such as painting their feelings, or assigning colours to feelings, and creating abstract artworks.

It's about getting people unstuck in their lives, getting them to use art as a way to reflect on how they are approaching their lives. It helps people heal.

Rose discovered the soothing power of painting while going through a difficult time while homeschooling her now grown up son, and she wanted to share its healing benefits with others.

“Because of my experiences with my son. I also have a desire to help children and mothers of children who are struggling in the school system, she says. “It can be a difficult road to navigate without help.”

She says her clients have told her they've enjoyed the journey of “self discovery” and learning things about themselves they hadn't realised. Being able to help people discover for themselves what may be holding them back in life, to open up their own minds and body to a level they didn't think possible brings Rose so much “joy and satisfaction”.

“It's mind blowing, really” she says, “As humans we have so much potential, we just have some beliefs, conditioning, stress and trauma laid over our potential.”

Kate Dodd