A DEMONSTRATION of an art form used as a therapeutic treatment of physical and mental illnesses will be taking place this weekend.
Wainfleet based artist Priscilla Middleton will be displaying her talents in Chinese brush painting at Mindy’s Crafty Corner on Alexander Road this Saturday from 10am until 4pm.
She said: “It is a very expressive form of painting based on a twist of the wrist, which means it can be carried out by people with arthritis and many other conditions.”
Priscilla learned the art form while living in the Far East during the 1970s and later developed it as a method of therapy during her recovery from cancer.
“The power of distraction is very strong, if I am in pain I turn to my art and it helps me feel better,” she said.
“Today I am very enthusiastic and I enjoy sharing my talent with other people.
“I’ve worked with people with physical and mental difficulties and those having treatment for all forms of cancer.”
Priscilla has taught her preferred art form to more than 40,000 students via a magazine series and has also toured around local social groups and organisation, sharing her talent with people with all levels or artistic experience.
She said she is looking forward to spreading her message further at this weekend’s free event.
Visit artswithatwist.weebly.com to learn more about Priscilla’s work.