shado sat down with London-based illustrator and artist, Lauren Drinkwater to talk more about her work and the topics that influence her. In this interview Lauren talks openly about her own experiences with mental illness and the role of art not only as therapy but in raising awareness and providing...
JoinedJune 19, 2019
I'm proud of my Mental Illness. It's shaped me over the years, just like my art. My creative outlet & therapy has saved me a countless amount of times. All of my work is created around the themes of Mental Health & Body Image where I explore the constant cycle of recovery. I've been drawing for 11 years but only in the past 2 years finding my feet in the digital world. I love incorporating colour theory into my pieces and have so much fun creating colour palettes that soothe the soul. My art is for me to survive and a reminder for all of the Mental Health warriors out there that they are not alone. I'm Lauren Drinkwater and I'm a Mental Health & Body Image Artist, the most surreal and beautiful title I'll ever give myself. Website: www.ladrinkwater.com instagram: @laurendrinkwater