This month we catch up with Caroline Cameron, an art psychotherapist from the Isle of Man.
I studied fine art, graduating in 1988.
Two reasons: the course, and the fact it was near London, as I came from the Isle of Man and we were encouraged to go to the capital. The course allowed you to explore sculpture, print making and painting in your first year, so you didn't have to specialise, while many other courses at other institutions forced you to choose one of those right from the start. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to come there.
An amazing experience I'll never forget.
The painter Gina Medcalf, who was a visiting tutor [editor's note: and became a senior lecturer at the University from 1994 to 2006]. She was an absolute inspiration and role model.
I haven't been back but I remember it with such fondness. I'm in touch with one other student, and I'd especially love to hear from Margaret Clark from Luton if she's reading this, after all these years.
I didn't have a clue what I'd be doing. But I'm using my degree in a really good way. I'm an art psychotherapist for the Isle of Man government, so I work with all kinds of people, from those with depression to those with eating disorders. Art psychotherapists work in all kinds of places, from prisons to hospices.
You'll get there. Don't worry about it. You're stronger than you think.
I was laughing today with one of my new clients, a lovely man.
Spending time with my husband, and then going to my studio, which is half an hour away from my home in an old farm building. It's a very special place.
Who would you take with you any why? My friend Krista from the studio. She's really good company, and very practical too, so she'd know how to make things.
Which painting would you take and why? I'd take an image of 'the point of light' (there are many different ones available) as I often meditate using that.
Which food would you take and why? My favourite dinner, which is Quorn sausages fried with butter beans and onions. I've just had it tonight! It might sound horrible, but it's delicious.
Which movie and why? Kung Fu Panda. It's light hearted, but quite deep too.
Caroline's reason for donating: I have a tremendous affection for Kingston, and I feel it is so important for people to have the opportunity to study. As I've got older, I've realised just how important studying is, so I want to help others to do so. For me, going to Kingston was an amazing experience which I'll never forget. I'm so glad I had the opportunity.
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