Despair (2015)
Mixed Media painting by Stacey Leigh Ross


  • Mixed Media painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 31.5 × 47.24 × 1.38 in / 31.5 × 47.24 in (actual image size)
  • Signed on the front

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Stacey Leigh Ross

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:


The absolute worst thing about living 'abroad' is being away from friends and family when life threatening emergencies happen. When I got the call "mum is in hospital", my brain went into a serious meltdown. Phrases like "internal bleeding", "exploratory surgery", and "we just don't know" penetrated the fog and battered my attempts to stay positive.

This painting is that in-between place where you're fighting to stay optimistic, wanting to be realistic, but struggling against crippling fear. I spent a week in this limbo and when finally, mum was out of the woods and well on her way to steady healing I knew I needed some sort of outlet.

Cue one 120cm x 80cm canvas and an attack of black and blue paint. I poured every worry, every fear, every moment of panic out on that canvas and felt infinitely lighter for it.

Ah the healing power of Art!


This original artwork is a heavily textured acrylic/mixed media piece on a deep profile 100% cotton stretched canvas. Framing is possible but not necessary.

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Materials used:

Acrylics, Collage papers, various acrylic texture pastes all sealed with acrylics glazing medium and UV protective acrylic varnish

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