I’ve been incredibly lucky this past year to call art my job. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. Blessed with supportive parents, I’ve been encouraged to do just that. I’m proud to say that my Dad is Channel 4’s The Autistic Gardener and an ambassador for the National Autistic … More The Importance of Awareness [Final post of Autism Awareness Week]
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)
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
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.
This week marks the five year anniversary since I finished my studies in sixth form. It was in my final project that I started to paint monsters like I had always wanted to. I believe this is when my style began and shaped what it is I paint today. To celebrate this there will be … More Sale on the MessyMiscreation store!
This weeks Spotlight Sunday will be covering the painting known as Liz. This particular painting was created in March 2016 and was one of the first paintings on perspex that transitioned from acetate. Perspex feels completely different to acetate and the ink dries with the colour remaining vivid and strong. The other positive was it … More Spotlight Sunday [Liz]
In today’s Spotlight Sunday I will be talking about Timothy. I wanted to write about Timothy because over this past week a lot has happened in my life about mental health and in particular, self worth. It hasn’t been from me but from people I know and it got me thinking about it. Self worth … More Spotlight Sunday [Timothy]
My online shop has been open now for just over a week and I wanted to create a blog post each week discussing a piece of work that is currently in it. This will be on a Sunday and I will cover the works themes and how they portrayed my own or other peoples feelings … More Spotlight Sunday [Derek]