The bus will get me there
Chris’s story is about his mental health issues and how he has been able to express himself through his unique style of art at the art studio.
About three and a half years ago I was shown around North Tyneside Art Studio by Doug Lamb. I was really impressed with what I had seen. About three months later I had the opportunity to join the studio and I did. I found I had made a good move at last . At first I found it hard to get on and off buses by myself, it was a case of do it and after a while I made it.
Then I hope I started to make friends, at this stage in my life I found it hard to motivate myself, now I feel I have made friends and have a more structured life.
The artists in the studio help me with the two commissions for Whitley Bay Park View Shopping Centre. After I got these commissions and they had been put up on the walls I ended up with a big head for a little while. Now I do lots of paintings, mainly of climbers , outdoor scenery but mainly climbers.
I now look forward to coming to North Tyneside Art Studio every day of the week.
Stories from the Studio
Stories from users of North Tyneside Art Studio, touching on themes of recovery, art, friends and family