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Brynley Philpot

United Kingdom

I've been drawing for 18 years. I did my first abstract piece prior to going into a mental health hospital in 2007. I've done roughly 4500 pictures. I briefly went to an art gallery in 2010 where people compared me to Louis Jean Baptiste. I've made £1000 off selling my pictures, and I've improved a lot since I started 18 years ago. A lot of people look at my pictures and think I've got a different concept from other artists. My dad calls me Pablo Picasso. I hope I've got a good chance of winning the competition, but I'd just love for other people to see all of my art from different periods of my life - from my sad days, my psychotic days and my happy days.

The artists' stories

"The Vibrant Mind" is an art contest that celebrates artistic expression from individuals with mental health conditions. By focusing on the artists' work rather than their various diagnoses, it hopes to promote a stigma-free and inclusive environment.


That being said, the participants were given the option to share their background stories if they wished to do so.

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