Digital Exhibition - The Art of Recovery | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Digital Exhibition - The Art of Recovery

Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor

This exhibit is entirely digital until further notice. Stay tuned for more information on our galleries, virtual interviews, and the reopening of our gallery doors as we navigate how to best move forward for our audience and visitors.

Brought to Maryland Hall by Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency in partnership with Recovery Anne Arundel, The Art of Recovery showcases how artists use their talents to express what words cannot. Their art helps celebrate the joys of recovery and demonstrates the many conditions artists face ranging from homelessness, mental health, and addiction.

Many of the artists are from Arundel Lodge, a local non-profit helping adults, children, and families impacted by mental health and substance use disorders, and Chrysalis House, an addiction treatment center for women and children.


Alex Blair, (left) Resolution, (right) Destitution, Photography


(right) Sarah Kampsen, The Day Seattle Died - Portrait of Layne Staley, NFS, Graphite on Paper

(left) Matthew Pumphrey, The Patriarch and the Fool Persevering the Storm, from Shakespeare's King Lear


(right) Anonymous, Addiction, Graphite on Paper, New Life Addiction Treatment Center

(left) Anonymous, One Day at Four Corners, Radiograph


(left) Micahel, Burton, Peaceful After the Storm, Painting and (right) Gilda Imbeault, Peace at Last, Cross-Stitch


(left) Anonymous, Perpetual Profile, (middle) Bart Powers, My Son, My Son, Print, 

(right) Aloysius Martin, Two of Swords



Matthew Pumphrey, (left) The Lonely Girl Reflecting in Her Secret Place, Graphite on Paper, (right) In the Alpine Garden of Serenity, Watercolor Pencils


Matthew Pumphrey, (left) Avarice and Remorse, (right) The New Life, La Vita Nuovo, A Spiritual Love


(left) Matthew Pumphrey, The Subtle Knife of Addiction, Graphite on Paper

(right) Sarah Kampsen, What Dreams Are Made Of, Oil on Canvas, NFS


(left) Sarah Kampson, Portrait of a Girl II, Graphite on Paper, NFS

(right) Sarah Kampson, One More Glass, Oil on Canvas, NFS


(left) Sarah Kampsen, Portrait of a Girl I, Graphite on Paper, NFS

(right) Sarah Kampsen, Idealist, Graphite on Paper, NFS


Leah L., Waterfall, Painting, $875, (right) Moving Parts, Mixed Media


(left) Deontray N., No Way Out, Acrylic on Canvas

(right) Tree of Life #2, Fiber Art, Marcus Youth and Family Center Collaboration


Anonymous, (left) Blue Water of Yellowstone, $50, (right) Fog on the Rails,$50, Photography


Anonymous, (left) Sunrise over Rehobeth, $50, (right) Yellowstone River, $50, Photography


(left) Chelsie Cooper, Carry the Message, Painting (right) Jennifer Wink, New Day to be Sober, Painting


(right) Shoshoni Brooks, Untitled, Painting (Middle) Erica Osband, Love, Painting

(right) Christina Norsworthy, And Then There Was Light, Painting


(left) Colin L., Untitled, Gouache, (middle) Deontray N., Panda Family, Print (right) Colin L., Cars and Collisions, Gouache


Taneshe Yates, The Hole in my Soul, Acrylic on Canvas 

Tiffany Munyan, The Day as Clearing, Acrylic


(left) Anonymous, Reflections on a Lily, $50, Photography

(right) Bioluminescent Entity, Wes Bialeck, Rapidograph


(left) Wes Bialeck, Abstract Paper Plate, Rapidograph, (middle) Anonymous, Recovery Hangup, Rapidograph (right) Colin Lacey, Abstractions #5, Gouache, $95


Wes Bialeck, Phsycho-Delic Woman, Rapidograph (right) Chris Handy, A Rose Grows in Concrete


(left) Gilda Imbeault, Saviour, Cross-Stitch, (right) Lindsey Johnson, Surrounding Hope 



(left) Colin L, Untitled 3 (Stairs), Gouache (middle) Wes Bialeck, Effective Prayer, Rapidograph

(right) Takia Jones, The Weak Act of Addiction, Painting


Colin L., Untitled 4, Ink on Paper, (right) Sharon Strong, Help Me, Painting


Testimonials of Artists

“I am 28 years old. I have a 6-year-old son. I have been in and out of (recovery) rooms for a few years now. I have hopes that one day at a time I will be able to stay clean and sober for as long as my Higher Power sees fit until he decides to take me home.”

“I started drinking alcohol at the age of 8, smoking age 9 and crack and cocaine and heroin at age 11. I started to use intravenous drugs at age 17. I overdosed on May 19, 2019, which led me to recovery. I took the first step by choosing Chrysalis House for dual care.”

“My addiction started at 5-years old from snorting Adderall to Meth. My life has continued to be unmanageable.”

“I am the child of 2 addicts and were raised by my grandparents, who every day I had to fight. I was the scapegoat child who isolated because I also had major depression and anxiety so I didn’t talk to a lot of people about it. I also lived in a hush-hush house so I was raped by my brothers from age 4 to 13 until I got my voice.”

“I grew up in a home with me getting raped at 8 to 14. I grew up with my grandmother until I was 14. Then I was in and out of group homes/foster homes and started using at age 9 with weed and alcohol. But eventually went to other drugs. I went to Job corps. I have 2 kids a boy and a girl. I am in treatment.”

“I have been in recovery for 3 months now and continue to work every day at it.”

“The more I use the bigger the hole got, but I used to stop the hurt and pain and just couldn’t stop I was running from everything but I couldn’t see the hole I was making in my soul but when I found NA It was the light that I needed to light the dark.”

“Drugs became a part of my life when I was going through a deep depression. Drugs always showed up for me but in the long run, it has caused me to suffer. I have entered treatment and have found a new way of life.”