The Distressed Artist

The Distressed Artist
Acrylic, Watercolour and Illustrative Artist

Having grown up in rural Suffolk without a television, Bon has always had a creative streak that served her well in power cuts. Her friends will testify to her predilection for creating whatever may be needed, be it for decorating an event or hand making a gift, she will put her hand to it.

A keen artist at school, as an adult she forgot about paint brushes for 20 years and knitted enough owls to fill a forest, sculpted cakes, decorated every event and tried to be grown up. However, being a grown up sometimes sucks and having been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bon rediscovered her love of painting and paints and ‘potters’ as a means of finding balance in life.

Qualifications in Child and Developmental Psychology, Child Anxiety and Confidence, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as a passion for opening up discussion to create an environment in which both mental and physical health are equally important, meant that Bon not only wanted to create and sell her work, but also to have opportunity to work with others. It is her belief that by educating the young people of today on how to process emotions, we will see the greatest generation yet in the future, who through their ability to express themselves in a creative and constructive manner, will find solutions to issues that remain unresolved.

Bon is particularly passionate about male mental health. Having been affected by the loss of people close to herself and also witnessing the long term effects of men not feeling that it is ok to talk about how they feel, she has partnered with the Campaign Against Living Miserably to spread their message and raise money for them through her work.

Worried that her ‘bat cave’/studio, and then maybe the house would become overrun with paintings and pieces of pottery, Bon’s husband and friends encouraged her to display her work online and sell it.

She hopes you like it.

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Hummingbird Studio, 4 Primrose Cottages, The Street, Bredfield
IP13 6BA
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2/3 June2018, 9/10 June 2018, 16/17 June 2018, 23/24 June 2018
Acrylic Painting, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Art Painting, Giclee, Illustration, Linoprints, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting
Park at Bredfield Village Hall and head across the village field to the play area. The studio can be found through the first gate.
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