As many of you may know, mental health means an awful lot me. I’m someone who has battled with his mental state for a majority of his life and I want to help others realise just how important it is. That’s why for this years mental health week I’m dropping a group project called “Piece … More “Piece of Mind” the charity art sale in aid of Mind
A lot has happened in 2016 in the world of Haydn Gardner. Unfortunately I started the year in a rather bad depressive period but despite this I was pushing myself to undergo the beginnings of Messy Miscreation. I started the year attending a course to start a business with the Princes Trust. I had a … More Goodbye 2016, Hi 2017
As an adult on autistic spectrum, I have experienced a lot of mental health struggles. In fact my artwork is based around our perception of mental health. I paint monsters. They are about the struggles that many of us experience in our lives. I started using mental health as a theme because I felt strongly … More World Mental Health Day (My experience with mental health)
Over the summer of 2016 I continued to work with drawing inks and perspex but was beginning to drift into what I call playing with materials. This habit started during my third year in University as I had a desire to paint all sorts of objects with drawing inks. I enjoyed covering a 3D surface … More The birth of Dave [Playing with new materials]
Two Months ago I wrote a post about Pokemon Go! and the benefits it has given me as an autistic adult. Now time has passed I wanted to reflect on how the game has become a part of my life and how it is continuing to help me through anxiety. Pokemon has always been a … More Pokemon Go! Two Months later
It’s been a while now since posting my latest work here on my website. Its a combination of reasons that lead to me not actively presenting my work but now that my laptop is back and repaired I can start to come back to talking about my endeavours. I have been working with a different … More Where have you been, Haydn?
Whether you like it or not, Pokemon Go is everywhere. If you go into any town or city you will find people out and about catching Pokemon on their phones. It is the latest fad that has everyone hooked and like everything popular, it can get bad publicity. The unfortunate side to this game is … More Pokemon Go! and anxiety.
This weeks Spotlight Sunday will be about the painting Steve. Steve was painted alongside Catherine and Liz so I decided to cover all three this month. I wanted to cover a topic this week that was relevant to the thoughts I had when painting back in April. These three paintings are about a range of … More Spotlight Sunday [Steve]
This week’s Spotlight Sunday will be about the painting Catherine. I picked this painting as I created it around a similar time to Liz, but it had a different theme. This week’s post is somewhat personal as I talk about insecurity and my relationship with it. Catherine’s theme is relevant to what I have been feeling … More Spotlight Sunday [Catherine]
During June I went quiet. My artist social media was barely touched and my studio space empty. My work is centred around the relationship we share with mental health and unfortunately mine got the better of me. A combination of things led to this hiatus and none of it was planned or could be escaped. … More Stress, Anxiety and the grinding of teeth.