Artist Zara Tisma turns to art as a therapeutic escape; a form of meditation that helps her to declutter her mind and process emotions. Through her detailed drawings she explores the dialogue between nature and man-made environments, seeking to find a harmonious balance between both worlds. We speak about what inspired this exploration; how she overcomes challenges in her practice and how creativity affects her well-being.
Glaswegian artist Rowan Rosie reveals themes of travel, vulnerability and femininity in her bright paintings as she surrenders to the creative process. We spoke about her art rituals; the importance of scent and smell, as well as movement and dance to anchor her in creative flow. Rowan walks us through her process including how she tackles the challenge of overworking a piece; and shares how her art affects her well-being.
Rachel Camilleri works intuitively to capture the emotions felt in everyday life. She takes inspiration from what is around her, from music and street art to the architecture found in her home town of Manchester. She plays with the emotional qualities of colour, applying paint freely, with each movement dictating her next step. Art is Rachel's form of therapy, helping her to release and process emotion.
Artist Will Claridge challenges our perception of mundane reality by creating hybrid art pieces that obscure the narrative and provoke intrigue in the viewer. His work intends to get people to look beyond the colourful lashings of paint and instead question what is happening in the photograph.