Name: Helen Jones, aka Elluse

Title: Free Spirit, 2016

Medium: Acrylic Paint and Gold Leaf

I come from a very upsetting background which I won’t go into. I’ve always used my art to help me with my mental health. Art can be such a support; you don’t have to compare and compete against other artists. Just do it for yourself, give yourself a break, and don’t criticise what you achieve.

This artwork expresses being free like a bird—the feeling of escape from our chaotic world and the stress and troubles that come with it. I’m using the simple shape of the eagle on a chaotic background pattern as a subtle message referring to my love of Buddhism and meditation – as in keeping your mind simple and at ease.

Image above Is Using Adobe Beta AI Tool

Image above Is Using Adobe Beta AI Tool