Artist: Laura Free

“I am a self taught artist from London and work mainly with acrylic paint to create abstract-expressionist pieces that centre around themes of love, obsession and loneliness. I often create pieces that are quite bold and vivid in nature to symbolise a sense of inner turmoil. I find that my relationship with painting helps when it…

Susan Spangenberg

“Art allows me to express the thoughts and feelings that terrify me. The act of creating is painful but healing at the same time.” –Susan Spangenberg Susan Spangenberg is an untrained, self-taught artist. The majority of her artwork is about her struggle living with mental illness. Susan started painting and self-harming at the age of…

Derek Collins \ D+SEA

all words and artwork, ©Derek Collins. If you would like to get in touch with Derek, please email us. I ain’t sure if this makes sense… but I reckon “sense” is a commodity I bartered long long many moons time ago… Am  a  epileptic ex-junkie word wranglin’ music manglin’ monad… presentin’ these pictorial pustules…a pair…

JOHN JENNINGS

“My name is John Jennings. I am a practising painter, I live in south west London with my wife and art has been my life since the age of fifteen, although I have remained on the margins of the art world. I scored a mental health double whammy, having had a sister with paranoid schizophrenia,…

Laura Greenway: Streams of Consciousness

What: Visual Art Exhibition When: 30/11/15-04/12/15 Where: Proteus Creation Space From the 30th November to the 4th December, artist Laura Greenway will be showcasing her latest body of work in her debut solo show entitled ‘Streams of consciousness’. Drawing inspiration from her own experiences of mental illness, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of psychiatric…

Jonathan Peirson

“I have suffered depression and anxiety disorders for 16 years which have worsened in the last 5 years leading to loss of my job and confidence. After attending a depression treatment centre 3 years ago I had the chance to do a couple of art therapy sessions which I enjoyed. Since then I have been…