• PSYCHIATRY AND SELF PORTRAITS


IAN CUMBERLAND 

SINK OR SWIM 2014 

This week I have two special paintings to bring to the blog. They are both from this year's National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award and both are moving images of mental illness, this one a depiction of depression as experienced by the artist himself. He wrote about the image making him feel it was time to change the things he had control of in order to start feeling better.