Patient Artworks

Art therapy is an important component of the neurorehabilitation process that takes place at the Raphael Medical Centre. In this section of the website we are delighted to exhibit some examples of artwork by patient Tracey Eason.

The Raphael Medical Centre featured at St Paul's Cathedral Art Exhibition

The Raphael Medical Centre was delighted to be a sponsor of the month long art exhibition at St Paul's Cathedral entitled "This is Not Me". The artworks were from the unique perspective of people with an acquired brain injury, and the exhibition has been organised by the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London (ABIL). Running from January 27 to February 26, the exciting exhibition in the Cathedral's Minor Canons' Aisle portrayed the reality of living with an acquired brain injury and challenges the perceptions of this 'hidden injury'.

The 20 works on display were created by people with a range of acquired brain injuries who have been learning to come to terms with changes in their lives, sometimes having to ‘get to know’ themselves and their place in society all over again. Their experiences provided a unique lens on the universal themes of alienation, trauma, loss, identity and acceptance. We were delighted when Tracey Eason, a patient from the Raphael Medical Centre, had her self portrait artwork selected by ABIL and to be on display at the exhibition.

When Tracey was asked about her portrait she said " I consider the charcoal picture to be my signature piece. It portrays my thoughts and feelings and previous skills too. The reason I love doing artwork is to piece together something which helps me to express my feelings and thinking of the moment and the loss of individuality and my freedom."

Included in this page is Tracey's self portrait (below) that was also exhibited at a month long exhibition being run by ABIL (Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London) at St Paul's Cathedral in 2015. Tracey considers this to be her signature piece and like the other picture shown below, it portrays her thoughts and feelings and previous skills. When asked about her art, Tracey said "The reason I love doing artwork is to piece together something which helps me to express my feelings and thinking of the moment"