June 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

Art project uses cancer treatment materials at Exeter NH Hospital

Exeter Hospital cancer center patients reveal a series of water lily paintings they created in the style of Monet. The base for this art comes from materials used in the treatment of cancer.

EXETER — Art heals the soul, but most cancers individuals who participated in the Therapeutic Artwork course at Exeter Clinic say it assists with their other healing processes, also. 

The amateur artists are all clients at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Most cancers Care who resolved to consider component in the course available by Kathleen Robbins. She has taught artwork therapy at Exeter Medical center for a lot more than 17 several years. The class created a collection of 6 h2o lily paintings applying some of the materials that are used in cancer cure.

In addition to her perform at Exeter Clinic, Robbins is a qualified landscape and summary artist who has a studio in The Button Factory in Portsmouth. 

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Kathleen Robbins has run the art therapy program at the Center for Cancer Care at Exeter Hospital for 17 years.

“Seventeen a long time ago, Exeter Hospital was searching for somebody to train art remedy,” Robbins stated. “I experienced just lost a sister to breast cancer. She was in her 30s. I was in graduate college. I did my thesis on grief, transitioning and anger, and dedicated it to my sister. I made a decision to go for the job even if it was just to enable them get a program began. I am nonetheless here. I love this so substantially and I continue to truly feel I am nonetheless honoring my sister by performing it.”