Portugal Prints Art Exhibition

Portugal Prints (Westminster Mind), an innovative mental health project based in Central London, are having an exhibition from 7th-9th December. The opening night of the exhibition is this Thursday 1st December where you will have the chance to meet the artists, view their open studio and card making demonstrations. If you are free between 2-5pm…

Mara McWilliams

Mara McWilliams’ website is a tour de force. Through her site http://www.maramcwilliams.com, I have stumbled upon a great bubbling vat of creativity that, at many points, springs directly from her experiences with mental disorder. I say at many points as although lots of her paintings and writing come directly from ‘that place’, sometimes hugely creative…

Lunatics Lexicon by Zoe Smith

Major excitement today as I feature an epic journey in illustration with the Lunatics Lexicon by Zoe Smith. I’ll let Zoe introduce the work herself, and if you want to see past the letter J then you will have to visit her excellent blog, Mental Political Parent. “There is so much preamble I could put…

Chato B. Stewart

“Chato Stewart is a husband, father and mental health advocate. He is an artist and the cartoonist behind the Mental Health Humor cartoons. He creates positive, provoking, and sometimes even funny cartoons! The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with Bipolar Disorder. Mr. Chato Stewart strongly believes that there is power behind…

SMHAFF Workshop, Edinburgh.

It’s a relief it’s over. Only because I thought I would be rubbish at conducting the workshop. But as it turns out it went really blooming well. On Saturday 8th October I ran a workshop as part of the Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival in Edinburgh. The workshop was predominantly for mental health…

Carrie McGath

On one of my internet scours I came across an interesting meditation on Bipolar artists and the role of medication by Carrie McGath. In her article she “studies the role of  psychoanalysis in art through several different, little prisms”, such as poetry, photomontage and prose. Later in the year she goes on to write another…

Inferno.

Inferno is a service user with Bipolar. She is taking medication, Lamictal and Clonazepam. It might seem a bit strange to add this but I think it’s relevant and important. Inferno is female, 35 years old and a potter by trade. She also takes part in creating other works of art, like this wonderful drawing….

Hendrick Pinkle.

Hendrick Pinkle and is from Baltimore in the USA. Hendrick has Bipolar disorder and PTSD. Despite feeling “sick and having a hard time getting about” Hendrick likes to make things, art, in the form of paintings, drawings, photographs. Please do check out Hendrick’s awesome website and you’ve seen the paintings below.

Lis.

Hello dear readers. I’m extra excited about today’s entry as I have been nagging this contributor to send me work for a while, I had only seen one piece and I knew it was going to be great. I’m also biased because I’m an illustrator as well as an artist so to see some drawing…

Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.

“Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit incorporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and networking purposes to promote, develop, and support international art therapy initiatives and the work of art therapists worldwide.  ATWB was founded in April 2010 to meet the need for an organization dedicated to a global art therapy…