Wells, Wells and Wells

It’s no understatement to say it saved my life.

It’s no understatement to say it saved my life.

Hello again,   I’m wanting to talk more about how I got here. I’ve only ever studied art as an adult. Most of my life has been filled with mental illness, to varying degrees but it’s been there. When we talk about mental health we don’t talk about all the things that are missed. The milestones including social ones, that come later on because we have to play catch up. My education has been really affected my mental health issues. I left school in 2005 with a few GCSE’s and a GNVQ in business. I was 25 when I started...

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Oh hello.

Oh hello.

  It's probably about time I introduced myself properly. Hello, I'm Rachael. I'm never sure where to start. So, I'll do my best but if I go off on a tangent, bare with me. It's the way my autistic brain works. I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2017 at the age of 29. Understanding my behaviours and difficulties has been a liberating experience, as though everything is starting to make sense. Being autistic informs my artistic practice. I adore texture, pattern and colour. They are visually arousing. I’ll write about it in depth another time. I’m also a mum....

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