Art Therapy


Gina Stratton uses art as a therapy and distraction while living with cancer. Read her description about her painting of Maggie, her dog.
June 2018 Vol 4 No 3
Gina Stratton
Breckenridge, Texas

Creativity has always been part of my life, so it was natural to use it as therapy while living with cancer. Through art, I can create an environment that allows me to relax and connect with myself, which is very important. I enjoy all forms of art and have no preference for one over another.

This acrylic-on-canvas painting of my dog Maggie was created based on a photograph I took of her. She was outside, looking at me through the window, with a big leaf draped across her face. This painting will eventually become a part of a series of 4 paintings inspired by the pop art style of Andy Warhol.

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