Patients at Foss Park Hospital have been brushing up on their flower art skills to help make empty walls look blooming marvellous.
The project to brighten up The Retreat in York – which offers mental health support to adults and children – was organised by Foss Park activity co-ordinators Carla and Becca.
Griselda Goldsbrough, art and design development manager at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, helped to support the activity.
She said: “This was a great opportunity to not only showcase the artwork of patients but to support each other’s sites and offer meaningful art at Foss Park.
“The work is up throughout The Retreat. It is a mix of nature printing, painting and collage. The pieces really brighten up the spaces and are really an interesting focus.”
Blooming marvellous paintings
The donation of paintings to The Retreat is the latest in a long line of art projects which have seen Foss Park patients painting, drawing and making models.
“We were thrilled to be asked to create some artwork for The Retreat,” said Carla and Becca.
“This community project was both a lovely focus for the patients on the wards, and a great opportunity for us to link up with other mental health services in the area.
“A lot of feelings of pride and achievement were created during the project. Both visitors and staff at The Retreat have been able to “take a moment” and enjoy the artwork.”
Artwork helping to brighten the day
Cat Adlam, head of adult psychological therapy services at The Retreat, today thanked those involved in the project.
She said: “We are delighted with these artworks. The theme around nature has given the building uplifting moments, with pockets of colour to brighten the day.”