Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders

If you have followed my artistic journey for awhile, you may be aware of my struggle with depression and anxiety. Not long ago, I made a choice to be more open about my disorder to make life easier for others suffering in silence as I did for so long. The connection between creativity and mental disorders is well-known,… Continue reading Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders

A Study in Shifting Moods

I’m excited to unveil my latest painting, which is part of an emerging series. The theme of this series is the exploration of mental health and depression. For me, the crows represent the twin natures of depression and anxiety. Like shadows, they drop noiselessly through your periphery, heralding a shift in moods and perceptions. But… Continue reading A Study in Shifting Moods

Living in the Interstices: My Journey with Depression

Until recently I would rather have died than admit what I am about to say, but here it is: I suffer from depression and acute anxiety. The truth is, Robin Williams’s death this week struck me as sad at first, but soon took up more and more of my thoughts over the past few days until it became a… Continue reading Living in the Interstices: My Journey with Depression

Making Art While Appeasing Your Inner Committee

I had an insight today.  Regardless of what you think makes a successful artist – whether it be sales, gallery representation, or critical attention – you can’t even be an artist without tremendous inner resilience and spiritual balance to. Just. Keep. Working. This is what separates the ones who try and give up and the… Continue reading Making Art While Appeasing Your Inner Committee