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Sarah Bowkett with her latest Mona Lisa inspired piece
Sarah Bowkett with her latest Mona Lisa inspired piece

IT wasn’t so long ago that Sarah Bowkett would never have even thought about art let alone art therapy let alone start to create Van Gogh-esque style paintings. Yet roughly just over a year since her first class with art teacher Marilyn Nash, Sarah continues to go from strength to strength and people are starting to take notice of her undeniable talent.

“I asked Sarah in one of our sessions what was it about art, drawing and painting that she enjoyed the most and her reply was immediate – When I draw and paint I feel free to express and be myself without anyone telling me what to do,” said Sarah’s teacher Marilyn Nash.

“Our Art Therapy sessions throughout the first and second quarter of 2018 have continued to develop Sarah’s technical and expressive art making abilities as well as deepening her trust and rapport with myself.

“It is always a delight to continue inspiring Sarah with new artistic ideas and stimulation to also help increase her sense of self-esteem and self-worth,” said Marilyn.

And now Sarah will display her artwork at the Diagnostic Centre in Parkes today from 3pm.

“It is extremely positive,” said Marilyn.

“Sarah is now keen for us to do regular updates of her artistic progress on social media which we will shortly start posting on the CDS Facebook page and I am also in discussions with the Program Co-ordinator Jodie Turner to organise an art exhibition of Sarah’s art works.”

They say ‘There is no must in art because art is free’ (Wassily Kandinsky) – never has there been a truer word spoken. Well done Sarah from everyone at CDS!