In my work, I am interested in caring and nurturing for others. My tiny hand painted landscapes, fitting into a pocket, become portals to other parts of the world. They are created as “medicinal” paintings, offering relief in times of deep distress. Over the years these have been given to people, as a pharmacist fills a prescription.
How you can be involved:
If you are interested in being a part of the giving process, please contact me. You may arrange to purchase one, or you may sponsor (partially also) one for me to dispense. My art practice involves both exhibiting and giving them. Purchasing artwork and donating through Patreon help me to be able to do both.
Do you have old medicine tins? I would love to use them to help others. My address is: Shelley Vanderbyl 2200 Waveland Road Courtenay, B.C. V9J 1X8 Canada
My heart is pounding in my chest. Praying that one of these brings relief to someone. I just feel like a teenager passing a note to someone, telling them I think they're special. Only this is an act of brotherly love, and they already know the story behind it. When I first gave these, I worried that someone would say, "How is a tree supposed to make me feel better?" No one has said that. They are so small, in comparison to the amount of pain they are up against, but I still believe in three small stones killing giants. I still believe in bringing something tiny, gathering up all the love in my heart and hurling my tiny thing with all my might against the darkness. . . . #warriorwomen #tinyoffering #mentalhealthart #howthelightgetsin #artistsharing #hopeartist #artpharmacy #anxietysupport #artastherapy #pocketpainting #tinyoilpainting #medicinetinpaintings #miniatureoilpainting #mentalhealth #medicinalpainting #attheedgeofshadows #paintingsformentalhealth #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #holdthemoment #tinyart #artasmedicine #contemporaryoilpainting #tinyartist #canadianartist #artsy #ptsdsupport #depression #ofquietmoments #contemporarypaintings