At Judges Lodgings and Winget House in Gloucester we have some large especially commission artwork from local Gloucester artist Russell Haines. There are a series of 12 2 metre high Judges related pictures at the Lodgings. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. From famous Judges from past and present to fictitious ones from TV land
They really are impressive to look at. To see them all though you will need to stay in a number of the apartments. But that is not a hardship is it? Below is a short piece on Russell....
Russell Haines, now 54, had a brain stem stroke about 10 years ago. After the stroke led to depression, his GP recommended he should work with charity Artlift, which provides free art courses for people with long term mental and physical health conditions.
Mr Haines had never painted before but realised he had talent after he began creating artworks.
Looking back on his health struggles, Mr Haines said: "I could never have imagined calling myself an artist. He has recently exhibited his “Faith” Exhibition at the Tower of London.
Russell says he "paints with his emotions" and since becoming an artist, he has not needed medication.
Looking back on his health struggles, Mr Haines said: "I could never have imagined calling myself an artist."
Mr Haines said: "Ten years ago when I was first prescribed Artlift I could never have imagined calling myself an artist, let alone having my work shown in a place like the Tower of London
"It just shows how powerful the arts can be in helping with a person's mental health and wellbeing and so much more should be done to promote this to people of all ages and backgrounds."