"My partner and I were living in London and everything was fine. I wasn't nervous around anything. Suddenly I started to feel paranoid and I wasn't sure what was wrong. We were out one day and out of nowhere it hit me. I was fine. Then I wasn't.
It got worse and it was hard to leave the house. I went to the doctors and turned out I have a Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I had panic attacks which I never experienced before. I was agoraphobic, paranoid, and I couldn't live my life properly. I moved back home with my lovely family and was put on anti-depressants. Everyone around me was so supportive and I love them all. I was trying to find ways to cope and I've always loved art ever since I was little. One day I painted something that I felt. I thought it looked quite good and it made me feel better. Most of my paintings are a reflection of the emotion and feelings experienced within me as I am painting.
This is one of my all time favourite paintings that I’ve done. I can visually see and feel the emotions I was feeling as I was painting this. I was feeling very uncertain about the path I wanted to go down in life, I still do to be honest. I’m trying to be stronger and more brave, I’m emotional and passionate, I think this has transferred into this painting."