Peter Burton was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia more than 30 years ago. Already an accomplished artist when diagnosed in 1982, Burton did not produce a single piece of art for the next 27 years. About 4 years ago, he suddenly began producing work at a prolific rate, including the outstanding pieces pictured below.
His first exhibition will open at The Brick Lane Gallery in east London on 8th October 2014. The exhibition, which runs until 20th October 2014, showcases extraordinary painting and oil-pastel works by the artist. The exhibition is the brainchild of Burton’s sister Tina Burton, lecturer at Cambridge School of Art, who is financing the event via a crowd-funding campaign through Kickstarter.
Read the full press release and find out more about Peter’s work on his website and Facebook page. You can also pledge funds to the Kickstarter Project and receive postcards, prints and originals of Peter’s work.
On a professional level, Lisa works a freelance wedding and portrait photographer.
Lisa says: “The person photographed below has been brave enough to allow me to project her mental heath issues on public display. If only more people could be so brave. How refreshing it would be to live in a society where mental illness was as talked about as cancer! It is only then that the stigma can be removed, both for the person affected and for the people who love them."
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SANE was delighted when photographer Tim Edwards invited us to partner with him on his exhibition ‘As I See It’. Tim, who has lived with schizophrenia for fifteen years, generously donated 50 per cent of the profits from the exhibition to SANE.
Tim completed a foundation degree in photography at London Metropolitan University and is now in his third year of undergraduate study. He has a considerable portfolio of work that ranges from character portraits, studies of the natural world and London’s urban landscape - he has a particular interest in exploring the startling contrasts between inner-city desolation and the gleaming contemporary architecture that characterises the East End.
Tim is available for commissions, portraits and events and can be contacted on 07595492079 or via email at [email protected] A selection of Tim's work can be seen below:
Adam is a SANE supporter who has schizophrenia. The main theme of his art is mental illness, and his complete works can be seen on his website. He also writes about mental illness, and you can read his pieces here. If you'd like to contact Adam you can do so at: [email protected]
You can listen to Adam reading one of his pieces on mental illness in the video below: