It goes to show what a willing group of artists and one crazy big eared man can do for charity. It was only a month ago I came up with the idea to host a art sale to raise money for charity. I posted on social media seeking artists that would be willing to help … More We made £244 for Mind!
The senseless chatter continued to get louder as he played around with his hands. He attempted to drown out the insistent groaning of his gut, which demanded attention. To the right a steamy window was trapping him in as he was dragged by the swaying motion of the bus. To the left was his escape, … More Derek’s Story
He awoke once again, this time head pounding and his chest following the same rhythm. The walls around him pulsated, eyes attempting to focus on his surroundings. Confused by the phantom warmth of the winter night, he reached over to welcome the chilling breath of outside in the hope it would bring him back to his senses. As … More Timothy’s Story
For those who follow me on the MessyMiscreation twitter you may have seen me preparing my work for a exhibition. This exhibition will Artism’s first show with a range of artwork of varying styles from autistic artists. Seven of my framed A3 paintings will be part of this show along with a choice of A5 … More Artism UK Exhibition [8th-20th of April 2017]
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]
Throughout Autism Awareness Week I will be writing a few posts about life on the spectrum starting from the 27th of March 2017. This will include posts about me, my artwork and how being on the spectrum effects them. During this month I will be donating 25% of my earnings through my art store to … More My coping strategies [Autism Awareness Week starting 27th of March]
When you study Fine Art at Uni you are encouraged to reflect upon the work you have created. As it’s swiftly approaching two years since I graduated from Coventry University I wanted to reflect on the style of work I was producing back then in comparison to the techniques I use now. Since University I … More Revisiting old work [A painting for Autism Awareness Week]
Autism Awareness Week is swiftly approaching and along with a series of blog posts I will be raising money for National Autistic Society through my online art store. The NAS is the leading UK charity for autistic people and do wonderful work for many individuals on the spectrum, including myself. They have given me many … More Raising money for the National Autistic Society!
February has been a really hectic month. During these past two weeks I have had my work exhibited at Wolverhampton at the Asylum Gallery alongside the artist Ellis Sykes where we presented our work based upon mental health. This week I brought my work down from Birmingham to London (on the train too) to be … More Artistic Spectrum Exhibition [London in February]
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)