Steph Williams describes herself as an artist with a “butterfly mind”, which translates directly into her mixed media art works. She creatively embraces a number of mediums including collage, ink, paint, illustration and installation. Social issues such as injustice, inequality, mental health and disability are threads that run throughout her art. More specifically, her latest work addresses her experience of life in Covid-19 lockdown: a personal struggle with the turmoil of heightened anxieties that sometimes overwhelm – and even disrupt – her pieces. Williams illustrates this through the juxtaposition of detailed, minimal and unfinished works that clash. This chaotic, unsettling journey – with some remissions into calm – is illustrated through her limited choice of palette and text.
Ellie Greensmith’s work taps into the widespread emotions from the past 12 months, exploring crucial conversations about mental health.
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