You Live in the Past, You Die in the Present

You Live in the Past, You Die in the Present

"Growing Pains"

(Watercolor on Watercolor Paper)

"Incident"

(Watercolor on Watercolor Paper)

"Fading"

(Watercolor on Watercolor Paper)

"Hope"

(Watercolor on Watercolor Paper)

My art is about the (daily/past) struggles in (my) life. The recurring blue "smoke/chaos" appears in paintings with a difficult topic for me, that still makes my head chaotic. You get the word "still" a lot in my work. That's why I decided to call my overall work on this page "Live in the Past, You Die in the Present," which also is a presentation of how I get my topics and inspiration. I love hoarding "helping" sentences. For example the painting with the orange eye: "A light at the end of the tunnel." The paintings help me to get some of my brain fog out and put it on paper, which makes it less complicated because you can look at it now. For me looking at other mental health art helps a lot, because I get something to relate to or think about. I hope to provide that for other people too.
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Artist

About the Artist

I’m a 21 year old watercolor artist from The Netherlands. At 18 I started to paint seriously from home and started uploading to Instagram, which helped me stay consistent and taught me a lot, just like YouTube.  I live together with my boyfriend and the cutest pup Mabel. I’ve been diagnosed with Autism. That, together with a rough past, makes me see the world a bit differently, which I’m still learning about.  Autism has a very thick stigma. If you tell people you have it, you never know how they react. They could accept you who you are, maybe even learn about it.  Or they can use it against you later on and make you feel small.  I hope that changes in the future and I’m grateful that I can contribute to that future, even if it’s very small, via Minding Your Mind.

 

I #LivetoTell through my art that it’s okay to have mental health issues and that art is fun. You can do whatever you want, because if others can do it, you can do it too.

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