Art has always been something that has come naturally to me. I studied it at school and since then I have been doing the odd commissioned portrait (mainly of people and dogs, which is somewhat limiting) It was not until I joined an arts group in Brighton that I found a new way to express myself. Before my breakdown, I believed that everything should be as perfect as possible and this was reflected in my art. Since I have had to seek other ways of seeing the world, this has transformed the way that I connect with art. It is now a constant revelation of my imperfect bits, which I celebrate and explore.
Light PlaceOriginally taking inspiration from an anonymous pencil drawing online, I reduced it to a simple line drawing. Realising its potential form, I thought that the shape would tessellate well and the image was born. I then began to cut the shape out of card and play around with it some more and this is when the Dark Place came into being. It was only on later reflection that I realised that what I had in fact done, was express my own struggle with mental health.