A Bridge to Cross
Minneapolis and St Paul bridges overlapping one another. Alcohol based blender markers on distressed wallpaper, pasted onto a stretched canvas.
About the Artist
I am an artist living with schizoaffective disorder, ADHD, PTSD, ASD, and severe anxiety. I moved to the U.S. from England in 2004 at the age of 18. I left behind a lack of creative resources in Northamptonshire, England, to find a surprising abundance of creative opportunities here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I primarily have a deep rooted passion for drawing, and it is only in later years that I have found joy in painting. I have also continued to experiment with mixed media work. I create most of my pieces in charcoal, Conte Crayon and now I paint with acrylic. Layers continue to be a consistent characteristic in my artwork and the sometimes gruesome toll it takes to reach a successful outcome, I strive to reach for unknown layers within my own identity and what that means to me, as well as the outside world. Not only is it a key part of my therapeutic process, but it is also an effective communication tool, exercised to advocate for myself and others within my communities.
Art on display at Courage Kenny and featured online at www.CourageArt.org