Caruso does a number of paintings on canvas, each one a unique expression of something that has caught the artist's interest.
This painting is a detail of Caruso's take on the sacred heart which is protected by angel's wings. The whole painting is one of Caruso's larger works 36x48" and is called Freedom to Fly and is a representation of how faith can move people forward in a positive manner. Its full unveiling coming soon.
Caruso has a colorful, creative style that is uniquely her own. Her paintings are done on canvas or rocks and are painted with acrylic and rocks are coated with resin. They are first hand drawn, then painted. These works are free hand and not done with stencils or decoupage.
People who have purchased her works have done so for giving unique gifts or simply because they love Caruso's work. They have remarked on how they are always well received and great conversation pieces for livening up walls, walk ways, door stops or book shelves.
Have a look at our current works for purchase.
According to the Canadian Art Therapy Association, CATA, art therapy combines the creative process, psychotherapy, using self expression and understanding. People use imagery, colour and shape as part of creating a therapeutic process, where thoughts and feelings can be expressing that would be difficult to speak in words.
Who Can Benefit?
Art therapists work with individuals, couples, families and groups from diverse backgrounds and ages in schools, counseling agencies, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers and elder care centers.
A number of studies exist on the benefit of art therapy in issues such as:
- Substance abuse
- Developmental disorders and disabilities ADD, ADHD, Autism
- Coping with health problems
- Depression, anxiety and mental health
- Grief and bereavement
- Trauma or post traumatic stress disorder PTSD
- Brain injuries
- Aging related issues
Become and Art Therapy Client
Currently Heather Caruso is an art therapy intern and is accepting a few clients for one on one art therapy sessions. Typically a person does a session a week of 5 or 6 sessions, however, they may do more or less depending on their needs. At this time there is no charge for the art therapy appointments, since Heather is an intern earning hours towards her designation as an art therapist.
If you are interested in taking art therapy sessions, please message us for more details. We do art therapy in person and in Guelph Ontario. Message us
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