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…

Free Space Gallery present Art & Healing

I popped over to Kentish Town Health Centre last week with a friend to check out Free Space’s touring exhibition, Art and Healing. My friend is doing a write-up for the site, so until then I’ll just alert you to its presence and insist you go and have a look at it before it ends…

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…