Aly lives with bi-polar disorder. Her work draws upon her experiences with mental illness.
Her artistic practice is heavily influenced by her bi-polar diagnosis. She works across a mix of disciplines; predominantly oil paintings and textile sculptures.
"Working with Street Art Initiative means that not only do we get support and encouragement as artists, we get marketing, sales and initial costs covered."
Mick Smith is a partially sighted painter and sculptor working in the North-East of England. His artistic practice is influenced by his industrial heritage, Northumbrian landscapes and coast lines. He works across a mix of disciplines, predominantly oil paintings and cast iron sculptures.
Mick's artistic process is undergoing change due to recent eye problems which have affected his vision and means he cannot do the small, detailed portraits he used to.
Mick had a bonfire accident over lockdown which has now caused him to have scar tissue over both of his eyes. Mick used to teach art to students before his accident and before the pandemic.
His positive attitude and resilience has enabled him to carry on painting, albeit under different circumstances.
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