Art Therapy

Don’t Let Cancer Get Under Your Skin

Victoria Ramdass experienced strong emotions after being diagnosed with stage I triple-negative breast cancer. She expressed these emotions by attending a Paint and Sip event and painting this scene by the sea.
August 2021 Vol 7 No 4
Victoria Ramdass
Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

This is my first painting, which I created when I was experiencing all sorts of emotions, because of my diagnosis of stage I triple-negative breast cancer, and I wanted to express them in a new way. I decided to paint at a Paint and Sip event in Trinidad. I was scared at first, because I was—and still am—an amateur painter.

This painting depicts a scene by the sea: I tried to select a nice background, with waves and clouds by the water. I used oil and pastel paints for this painting.

This painting meant a lot to me, because cancer has a way of getting under your skin. You need to find ways not to let that happen. One way to do so is through art. I have tried it—and it works!

A scene by the sea.

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