NCDV Art Event

On the 1. October the arts event was held with great success, with profiles such as Eastenders’ Nick Bailey present. The 10 paintings created by Adelaide Domoah were well received by the audience and the NCDV is very grateful for her contribution to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.

During the evening Adelaide read out a poem made by herself to illustrate the feelings and experiences that occur with Domestic Abuse.

 

Below are the 10 paintings shown at the art exhibition with a short description and details. All the paintings are for sale and some proceeds will go to the NCDV to support the charity for the important work we do.

 

If you are interested in purchasing any of the paintings contact John Murray Smith at john@jmsm.demon.co.uk for price and conditions.

On the 1. October the arts event was held with great success, with profiles such as Eastenders’ Nick Bailey present. The 10 paintings created by Adelaide Domoah were well received by the audience and the NCDV is very grateful for her contribution to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.

 

During the evening Adelaide read out a poem made by herself to illustrate the feelings and experiences that occur with Domestic Abuse. To read her poem click here

 

Below are the 10 paintings shown at the art exhibition with a short description and details. All the paintings are for sale and some proceeds will go to the NCDV to support the charity for the important work we do.
adelaide Painting 1 – Adelaide

This is the first painting of the series and it relates to a personal experience which Adelaide went through where her partner beat her up during a 24 hour period. Having experienced Domestic Abuse personally has been the driving force of this series.


matthewPainting 2 – Matthew

This painting was inspired from cases of emotional and verbal abuse. In some cases the verbal abuse is worse than physical abuse since wounds heal but emotional distress can be hard to get over.


ethelPainting 3 – Ethel

This was based on some of the many examples there are of elderly individuals who are being abused. This one example was of a mother who was living with her daughter. The daughter had a mental illness and whenever trouble arose, she would abuse her mother. One incident was by burning her with cigarettes.


davidPainting 4 – David

Everyone can be affected by Domestic Violence and this painting is showing a same sex couple. The inspiration came from a case where a man was abused over a period of 10 years and was blackmailed into not leaving or tell of the abuse. The abusive man would threaten to “out” the victim to his colleagues and rape his daughter. The painting has paper scattered across the background with writing, which gives an idea of the type of emotional abuse a person can go through in such a relationship.


gracePainting 5 – Grace

Adelaide spoke to a women who had experienced her father beating her mother as a child and it was explained that as a child she felt isolated and alone, having to take care of he siblings and not understanding the situation. The black background illustrates the isolation that was felt through her childhood. In this case the mother was beaten so repeatedly and viciously that she went blind. On the top of the painting is the sentence “Daddy kept hitting mommy, now mommy can’t see”.


peanutPainting 6 – Peanut

Adelaide found inspiration for this painting through a personal friend who was a victim of domestic violence. She was 3 months pregnant when her husband started to beat her. It has been shown that women are 50% more likely to experience Domestic Abuse under pregnancy and it was Adelaide’s wish to portray the view of the baby. This painting and story was also the inspiration to her poem which is written as the background of the painting.


bridgitPainting 7 – Bridget

This painting is strongly related to Peanut and focuses on the abuse of pregnant women.


nicolaPainting 8 – Nicola

This was the painting which was shown on the invitation to the event. On the painting are two individuals. In the background is a woman who has her lips stitched shut and the thread leading to her abusers mouth. In most abusive relationships the victim is stripped of all power and control and usually suffers in silence and this is what the painting portrays.


aishaPainting 9 – Aisha

A muslim friend of Adelaide told her of a passage in the Koran which some abusers were interpreting as an excuse for abusing their wives. The back of the painting has written interpretations of the section by different scholars. Adelaide felt very strongly that this controversial issue had to be discussed and brought forth.


sandraPainting 10 – Sandra

This painting was created on the base of emotional abuse within a same sex couple. In this abusive relationship the abuser had threatened to kill the victim in her sleep and therefore slept with her eyes open. On the top of the painting is the sentence “she said she might decide to kill me in my sleep. So now I just lie down with my eyes open”.