Our lastest featured Artist is Lisa Paterson. Lisa’s work comments on her imagination as a child and expresses her love for the beauty and colour she sees in the world.
Lisa talks openly about her anxiety and schizophrenia. Being only 18, she has struggled with poor mental health through school and found it hard to express her emotions.
“At the age of 14 I started slipping in to depression, no one understood what was wrong with me, not even I. My first experience with a child phycologist left me worse and I ended up missing 2 years of school. I went through 2 private counsellors and finally a Psychiatrist who prescribed me with medication. This calmed most of my anxiety and finally I started recovering. I no longer suffer with depression but my anxiety and schizophrenia are still apparent and I struggle with self-harm and panic attacks.”
Lisa says that through Art she feels able to express herself. “My art is my happy place. It is my passion and I am excited to share a piece of my soul with you.”
Lisa also takes part in the FDAMH drama group and has been the props director for the last year. Lisa hopes to continue her Art work and share her visions of beauty with more people in the community.
You can enjoy Lisa’s lovely exhibition in FDAMH’s gallery space over the coming weeks.
17/07/2017 at 3:38 pm