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….

Daj Mirage.

It’s been a peach of a week for submissions. First we met Hendrick Pinkle, and now, for your delectation, here’s Daj Mirage. Daj is a mental health sevice-user who has been an inpatient and uses art to communicate his experiences. You can find more of his work and thinking at his blog, ‘Not Always So’….

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.

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…

Friday Wainfest.

Brain not up for a well-considered write up so for today’s entry we’ll have a lot of Louis. Louis Wain. Both mental* and not. *Don’t tell me off for the use of this word. I favour it and am not using it in a derogatory manner. I stole images from all over the place to…

Breakthrough: Art in mental health.

The other day I stumbled across an extensive archive of work by mental health service users in the form of Breakthrough: Art in mental health. I got in touch with them straight away to say how much I admire what they are doing and I hope they wouldn’t mind me linking to some of their…

Ged Melling

A self-portrait of Ged Melling in his younger days. Ged was a British cartoonist, illustrator and painter who suffered from Bipolar Disorder. To find out more about Ged (now sadly deceased) click here.

Nicola Oliver

In 2007 Nicola Oliver suffered a mental breakdown and was subsequently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. During her illness she produced three very emotive oil paintings. Her story is here. You can buy her artwork here. Nicola is trying to raise money to pay the costs of taking her ex-employers to a tribunal. If you like…