In The Mind – Artist Talk

I’m very excited that the exhibition has been extended up to 10th April!!

On top of that, on 26th February at 6.30pm, Kathryn and I will be giving an artist talk and show people how our journeys through mental health led to the artworks we created!

It is free…and you’ll find all the details here! Hopefully see you there!

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In The Mind Exhibition

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I’m very excited to be part of the IN THE MIND exhibition at Free Space Project in Kentish Town Health Centre!

Together with Kathryn Watson – My Illustrated Mind I’m showing my experiences with depression and anxiety in the form of visual storytelling.

The exhibition will now be on until 10th April! So, if you are in the Kentish Town area, drop by! It’s free!

 

How my mum got me to stop breaking Oma’s cigarettes…

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I’ve been working on a graphic novel telling my mum’s story. At the moment I am letting memories flow and eventually I will put them together. I realised this story is not just about my mum’s illness and her choice to end her life by means of Euthanasia. It is also about my relationship with her. Her illness is closely linked with my history with depression. It is a story of pure love and emotional chaos.

But it is not all serious! My mum was a wonderful, warm-hearted and passionate woman…with her own special way of dealing with toddler problems; I used to break my grandmother’s cigarettes, which were always in a glass jar on her table. To be fair, it must feel incredibly satisfying to break a cigarette, I can just imagine it now…and I always like to think that in my innocence I was trying to tell my Oma that this was an unhealthy habit and she should just stop it 😉

One day my mum told me to put one of the cigarettes in my mouth and she lit it, instructing me to inhale deeply. “En nu heel diep inademen.”

She’d told me that for a moment she feared she’d actually killed me but luckily I managed to breathe again…eventually!

I’ve never touched a cigarette since. I never even smoked, though there were other factors that played a part in my teenage years why I didn’t choose to smoke. Still, being nearly choked to death by cigarette smoke undoubtedly played a big part!

The joys of 1970’s parenting! 😉

Interview in Art Reveal!

It’s been a real honour to have been interviewed for the latest issue of Art Reveal! Especially when I saw the artists I am sharing the limelight with!

You can read the interview below…and I hardly recommend checking out the other artists as well!