How I Began

"Life is what you make it"

My name is Gerald Pascal not my birth name, I changed by deed poll some years later.I started to draw when I was 4 years old,the pictures I drew were mainly of buildings, I received no encouragement from my parents; in fact they thought I was mentally backwood by me keep drawing the same subject over and over again.I continued to draw off and on through the coming years,but I also continued to fall foul of the law which landed me in institutions,one of them was a mental hospital, I was detained for 2 years under section 26,I spent the time there in a lock up ward,during my time I was administered many drugs without my permission, or my parents permission.The drugs were administered at the request of the intelligence services,and these drugs had a profound affect for the rest of my life.I have written an 800 word plus account of the experiments carried out at Brookwood Hospital Woking, by military and counter military intelligence in the early 1960s, its been verified and the said documents can be viewed in the National Achieves (London) and the History Centre Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey. Or http://.geraldpascal.com/blog. Most of the work I do now is in pencil and coloured pencil, I draw mainly portraits, and I also attend an art therapy group at Farnham called Creative Response which is for people with mental health problems.I have been there over 4 years they do not teach the creative arts only encourage, and they are all practicing artists. I have gained much and now that I have retired, it is part of my routine of life. Me Gerald Pascal. See my blog at http://geraldpascal.com/blog e-mail-- geraldpascal@virginmedia.com

Comments

08/07/2012

Sally Jones

Hello Gerald

I really like 'Steroe Types', 'Birds', 'Maria' which reminds me of the work of Diego Rivera, and the lovely drawing of 'Iris'.

I am so sorry about the drugs you were subjected to. But still your artistic talent shines through.

14/05/2012

Cecilia Montague

You create interesting portraits and drawings with references to nature. The style of drawing that you have developed is unique.

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