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Long Road to Recovery sees Artist Exhibit at Brighton Festival

In July 2013 Holly Ann Schofield was injured whilst swimming in the sea in Greece. Her determination in recovery has been truly inspirational and as an artist she has refused to let the serious injuries suffered stop her from pursuing her artwork.

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I was very pleased to hear that Holly is opening her studio as part of the Brighton Festival, her work is on display at Poets Garden Studio at The Workhaus in Arthur Street, Hove, each weekend during May as part of the festival.

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Her latest piece, pictured, she describes as being about transformation, symbolising her journey since the accident. Holly said: “It’s been a long road to recovery from the accident and I’m not at the end of it yet, but I feel like I’m coming out of a very dark period in my life and I wanted to celebrate that in my work.”

Our specialist team deal with a lot of harrowing cases involving accidents that have happened abroad, but Holly’s attitude has been truly inspirational. As Holly has found, the consequences of an accident can be very difficult to deal with, but by staying positive and focusing on what she can do rather than what she can’t, Holly is moving forward with her life.

Holly said: “I have been supported by a lot of people to get through the past two years, not least Louise Howard at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors who is helping me work towards getting compensation for what happened.

“I have found that following an accident, it is incredibly important to focus on rehabilitation, I am fighting hard to get fully back on my feet emotionally, physically, psychologically as well as financially.

“Such efforts require much support, which I am so very grateful for. And much of those efforts require finances to pay for rehabilitation now and in the future”.

We are working hard to ensure that Holly has the financial support to get the care she needs so she can continue producing the beautiful artwork that she loves.

Holly’s work is on display at Poets Garden Studio at The Workhaus, Arthur Street on 16 - 17 and 23 - 24 May with more details here: www.poetsgardenstudio.com