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I love going to the beach

A hidden aspect of the chronic illness that has many names (SEID, CFS, ME and more) is the not so charming symptom of post-exertional-malaise. We get get up, go out, look fine, feel fine, but afterwards… OMG, it’s like being in a coma. The coma can just go on and on, debilitating and painful. You see us for a chat and we’re bright and bubbly, but know that we will pay for it afterwards, when you can no longer see us. ‘You look so well!’ people say. And we do. Until we’re not and we can’t move and wish to god that we had never set foot on that beach. I did this painting using a line drawing by Jane Devonport as a starting point – the drawing pulled at me because it epitomised all that I wished I could do, without the suffering afterwards.

This painting is a part of my exhibition, Love, Lies and Indoctrination, which can be viewed online here.

If you’d like to buy this piece, it’s available here.

Groomed to accept a life of corporate slavery

School seems like such a good thing. Education is power, right? We are still fighting for the rights of girls in so many countries to be educated. And yes, while we need an education, there is something about our school system that sets up an expectation for how our successful life should be. The system grooms us to fit into the constructs of our society, to accept a life of 9-5 slavery to pay for a 30 year mortgage. Where’s the focus on life? On what makes a good life? Might we be happier if we ditch some of the things we are working to pay for, and spend more time just being, connecting with nature and the people we love? But the idea of finding that balance does not seem to be a core component of our education system. Instead we are indoctrinated to believe it is normal, healthy, and successful to devote most of our waking hours to a financially profitable career.

This painting is a part of my exhibition, Love, Lies and Indoctrination, which can be viewed online here.

If you’d like to buy this piece, it’s available here.

Love and laugh a little

Love, connection, and laughing with a person we adore is what makes it all ok. Time out from the weirdness of the world and our lives and trying to fit in and accepting that we don’t. This is a beautiful, rich bubble to dive into and treasure when we can. Nothing is more precious than love and connection.

This painting is a part of my exhibition, Love, Lies and Indoctrination, which can be viewed online here.

If you’d like to buy this piece, it’s available here.

2021 – a disabled artist created and managed exhibition

A little while ago I was invited to submit work for 2021, an exhibition that is 100% Disabled artist-created and managed, which displays works of disabled representatives from various parts of the community – LGBTQI+, First Nations, Neurodiverse, dDeaf, Regional. The exhibition is finally live online and well worth a look. I really love the curator’s notes that accompany each piece.

Check it out here.

These are the pieces I submitted. For details about them and to buy, check out the exhibition.