Art with Heart: A Journey of Transformation

Explore my "Art with Heart" campaign, supporting Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

“Like the butterfly,
I have the strength
and the hope to believe,
In time I will emerge from my
cocoon,
Transformed”

Kirsti A. Dy

I am currently running a charitable art campaign, entitled “Art with Heart”, with the aim of fundraising for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals RBH Charity.

Harefield Hospital played a pivotal role in supporting my mother both before and after she underwent a life-changing heart transplant in July 2023.

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The Meaning Behind this Campaign: A Personal Journey

As a family, Harefield Hospital holds a special place in our hearts. After years of living with deteriorating cardiomyopathy, our Mum arrived at Harefield Hospital in late April 2023 with the hope of receiving a new heart via transplant.

On July 5th, 2023, she was given the news we were all hoping for and in the quiet early hours of July 6th, she went into surgery. We are so grateful for the new life she has been given.

The hospital became more than just a medical facility. It became a stepping stone of hope, where the compassionate care of Harefield’s professionals played a crucial role in Mum’s emotional and physical well-being.

Over the last year, we have witnessed Mum’s remarkable journey of perseverance, resilience, and strength—a journey that pays tribute to the power of a supported positive mindset.

I’d LOVE to give back by supporting the place that became a second home to us during those challenging months.

The Charity Cause: Doubling December for RBH Arts Fund

In honor of their Doubling December campaign, I want to take the opportunity to raise funds for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Arts fund – an innovative arts program across both Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals. Importantly, this December, every donation made will be doubled, amplifying the impact of generosity.

The RB&H Arts team arranges creative opportunities for patients while at hospital—from music on the wards and arts & crafts to art installations and healthcare mentoring for musicians. These initiatives are not just about artistic expression; they’re about improving patient experience, enhancing the clinical environment, and nurturing the well-being of patients, visitors, and hospital staff.

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The Therapeutic Power of Art: Mum’s Experience

During her time at the hospital, my Mum found solace in these creative workshops and art classes facilitated by the Arts team. These moments of artistic expression allowed her to navigate the unknown, igniting her creativity for self-preservation and self-expression. She created a collection of artwork and poetry inspired by the emotions she experienced—a testament to the therapeutic power of art.

The Collection: Art with Heart

I have created a number of unique abstract heart paintings, which encompass the above meaning. The centered heart on each canvas reflects the central role our hearts play in our survival. The colour combinations are inspired by the colour palettes of nature, paying tribute to Mum’s love of her garden at home, and the hospital gardens which provided her with moments of peace during her hospital stay.

The abstract style is very chaotic and messy which reflects the chaotic and messy emotions experienced by us all as a family but especially by patients waiting for transplants. From the moment you are given the news that a transplant is your only option for survival, a cascade of feelings emerges. From fear of the unknown, the anxiety of waiting, and dread in those darker moments. Yet, amidst the chaos, there emerges a longing hope, the warmth of love and support from friends and family, and profound gratitude for the staff and medical professionals who sprinkle moments of joy along the journey.

The paintings are created in acrylic paint, with no animal-derived ingredients or materials in the process of their production.

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Your Role: A Call to Action

All stock is now available to buy online.

If you are interested in future updates, please register your interest here.

I invite you to be a part of this journey. With every purchase of art from this collection I will be donating 30% of proceeds to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts charity. During December 2023, all donations will be doubled during their RBH Doubling December campaign.

However, I will be continuing this campaign long-term, so please follow me on social media for updated stock and future fundraising opportunities.

Who knows what the future holds?

Join me in supporting The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. Together, let’s make a difference—one brush stroke at a time.

Thank you for being a part of “Art with Heart.” Your support means the world. 

All my love, 

G x

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