Terence Wilde at Highgate Mental Health Centre.

Last night I went to a private view of Terence Wilde’s work at Highgate Mental Health Centre. I was lucky enough to meet up with Terence, a charming man with a super sense of style. He used to be a fashion print designer but gave it up due to the demands of the job. Terence…

Silvis Rivers.

Silvis Rivers, known as “Pillvis Depressely” to friends, is an artist particularly interested in illustrations, poetry and photography. He also has some amazing sculpture work. I found him through the blog Birmingham User Watch, an “Independent Occasionally Very Satired View Of Mental Health NHS Issues As Well As Those Further Afield”. His illustration series ‘The…

Art Therapy blog

Hello Everyone! Today I’d like to turn your attention to the rather amazing blog ‘Art Therapy’. I check in with it every day to find out the latest art therapy news. It is an invaluable source for service users, art therapists, learners, facilitators and the simply interested. On the blog you’ll find featured artists, posts…

Illustration Workshop, 13th April

I’m doing an illustration workshop on April 13th for the inpatients at Highgate Mental Health Centre in London. The participants will be taking part in drawing a cartoon strip about a day – any day, past, present or future – in their life and how the day is relevant to their feelings. They will also…

Lex

It was my intention when I started this blog to show all work that I am sent without it being juried or censored. However, some work may be contentious or triggering, and this is something I want to be able to protect my more vulnerable readers from. The work featured on this blog entry may…

Izzi aka JuggleGlass

I found Izzi’s blog on her mental health related art via her website, Juggle Glass (a blog dedicated to coping with mental illness at University). Both her Juggle Glass blog and her blog on art in mental health, Herself Image, are well worth a look through so please take a minute to do so. Izzi…

Postcard Series Promoting Mental Health Art Show from Nick Egglington.

“Nick Egglington is a photographer and graphic designer from Adelaide South Australia. Having suffered from Bipolar and a mild form of Cerebral Palsy his whole life, his works are highly influenced by his experience of the world and focus heavily on bringing awareness of these conditions to the community.” For more information, or to support…

Workwise in Bury launches clothing line.

Mental health charity Workwise have launched their own clothing line. The following article and image is taken from the Bury Free Press. You can find Workwise online here. “Published on Thursday 15 December 2011 09:23 A MENTAL health charity has launched a clothing range aimed at military and aviation enthusiasts across the world. Trainees at…

Better, Drawn.

A good friend in mental health sent me a link to a website called Better, Drawn. It’s a fantastic site, full of high quality submissions. Basically Better, Drawn is a website for “comics drawn by people with experience of living with long-term mental and physical illnesses.” Below is their explanation of who and what they…

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…