Mind Body Soul, 2019
In 2019 Purbeck artist, Phil Hill, underwent major cancer surgery at Dorset County Hospital. Throughout his illness his ability to focus on a colourful canvas was a way in which he could maintain motivation and remain forward-looking. ‘I found that my love of painting significantly aided my recovery.’
Throughout this time, and still continuing now, he has been hugely encouraged by the wonderful care and support received from many of the teams at Dorset County Hospital. Wishing to ‘give something back’ to the NHS, Phil offered his contemporary triptych Mind Body Soul as a gift to the hospital.
There is a growing awareness of the therapeutic benefits of creative practices as a therapy for all forms of physical/psychological health issues and for general wellbeing, which can help promote healing, build confidence and boost self-esteem. Phil calls his colourful abstract style ‘Anti Depressionism’ and we are very grateful to have it in our collection.
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We aim to enhance the healing environment for patients, visitors and staff here at Dorset County Hospital, through visual art, performance and music. Please help us to continue and expand our programme by donating. Your donations can be used to commission and purchase new artwork to brighten up the hospital or to fund new participatory projects with professional artists and musicians.