For centuries, the therapeutic value of art on mental wellbeing has been recognised. Even the renowned artist Picasso is quoted as saying 'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.' Over many years the annual CCA Art & Photographic Competition has been privileged to attract many beautiful and original pieces of art in a wide range of media and styles created by service users and carers.
“Mental health is a subject close to my heart, so I was delighted to be asked to judge the competition. The standard of work was very high, so judging was no easy task. I’d like to say a massive well done to Charlotte Barker for her thought provoking winning entry and to Keeley and Amy for being fantastic runners up” Naomi Tipping, Art & Photographic Competition Judge