"I read your story on the home page of your web site and am touched by your ability to find a meaningful life in the face of pain. Many of my patients struggle to find a meaningful life. You are a hero to share your story and talents.
Hopefully your experience will inspire others to discover a new path as well.
I wish you well and will reference your website to my patients."
Lynn Webster MD
"I show your paintings and website to the PT students I teach because I think seeing these images helps health care providers develop empathy and realize that pain is so much more than a number between 1 and 10! So, thank you for agreeing to be profiled and thank you for your fantastic website!"
Susan Tupper, PT, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics University of Saskatchewan CIHR Team in Children's Pain Pain in Child Health
"I love your site "paintingpain.com" - I ADORE the pins and needles in the legs and the crushed spine, and the pony in the barrette of the ponygirl is awesome. Your website is a lovely sanctuary for pain patients to come - I'm always so blessed to see that."
Radene Marie - Cook
Artist / Owner
California State Leader - American Pain Foundation's Action Network
"You have touched many peoples lives with your art work - showing chronic pain... you paint what folks have trouble expressing."
"I treat pain patients everyday and this is a great site, because many, if not all, pain patients think they are alone and they are the only one experiencing whatever pain they have.
With this website, people can now realize they are not alone and talk to one another, which is great therapy."
Chris Clough Founder:
"You're doing important work. We know well that art can enrich our appreciation and understanding of the lived
Keep at it. Cheers Zal
"I work for the State of Michigan as its Pain Management and Palliative Care Coordinator. Michigan and Oregon
are the only two states that have pain programs. Your paintings truly validate the experiences of chronic pain
In Michigan we are working to improve the attitudes, knowledge, and skills of our health professionals on pain
management so that, eventually, pain patients can get effective care for their pain. Hope is definitely on the
Susan Hayes Affholter, MPH
Pain Management and Palliative Care Coordinator State of Michigan / Bureau of Health Professions www.michigan.gov
You have an amazing talent. Really capturing how pain feels. The art relives me knowing that someone knew how
Did a great job on the drawings I can relate to the majority of them.
Sonja Smythe (twitter)