"My name is Toby Messer. I have lived with Bipolar Disorder for around 35 years. It has made me who I am and heightened my creativity, as I have been an artist for over twenty years. By channelling my creative output, the way I have painted and sketched has ultimately been therapeutic and rewarding. In addition to this, I spent close to fifteen years in advertising as a copywriter and still enjoy the thrill of writing short stories. I have exhibited in several galleries and shows and although I have created many pieces I feel that I have only scratched the surface on my own personal journey."