Weathergirl Nuala officially opens RehabCare’s ‘Sunset’
WEATHER presenter Nuala Carey was at the official opening of the exhibition ‘Sunset’ at RehabCare resource centre.
‘Art is fantastic for capturing the passions and interests of the artist and that fleeting moment that occurs in nature and weather,’ said RTE presenter Nuala.
She did the honours of officially launching the show.
The exhibition ran for three days until November 21 and featured a collection of paintings of awe-inspiring landscapes and seascapes created by people who access the service.
The artists worked with acrylic paints and there were 23 paintings in all.
The exhibition was free with proceeds from the paintings sold during the exhibition going directly to RehabCare Bray for their ongoing therapeutic programme activities.
‘It was an honour for me to open the exhibition for RehabCare as I have seen at first-hand the fantastic service that they provide here in Bray,’ said Nuala.
‘Art has great benefits to a person’s well-being. I love what art can do for people as a form of therapy,’ she said.
‘It allows them to express themselves freely and get their personality out into the world in a very unique way.’
Nigel Phillips accesses the services provided at RehabCare in Bray and one of his paintings featured in the exhibition.
‘I really like art. I’ve been doing it here for the last few years,’ he said.
‘We’ve been working on this exhibition for over a year now. I’m really happy with how my painting turned out and I love seeing it hanging on the wall in the exhibition,’ said Nigel.
According to Fiona Ní Chiohhain, programme facilitator with RehabCare, there is a wealth of creativity and enthusiasm within the centre, which makes her work hugely enjoyable.
‘Self-expression through the medium of art is one of the core programmes that we at RehabCare offers to those who access our service here in the Southern Cross Business Park and it continues to be the most popular therapy,’ said Fiona.
‘We are very proud of the work of each of the artists as their thoughts and emotions are evident in the creativity of their work.’
Members of the Art Program at RehabCare Bray Sunset Exhibition.
Emma Coster, Fiona Ní Chiohhain, and Lisa Marie Kelleher present Nuala Carey with her own painting.