I am a member of a therapeutic art community, Studio Upstairs in Dalston, and enjoy working with excellent support and opportunities, including learning about Outside In, otherwise difficult to access due to the restrictions of mental health. I have the freedom to explore my own ideas and techniques to develop with greater confidence as an artist.
This is the first competition I have entered and I am motivated to do so because I am keen to show my work to a wider audience. Having been made aware of Outside In several years ago it has been a long journey to be able to apply. During the process of entering I have achieved exciting personal satisfaction. To be able to exhibit at this stage would be invaluable and extend my knowledge and confidence.