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A selection of self-portraits that artist ron produced over a seven-year period of extreme turmoil and challenges.

In her own words and through her powerful paintings; ron describes the physical and emotional impact that this time in her life has had on her mental health and wellbeing. ron was part of A Picture of Health focus group, offering her valuable experience and perspectives of mental health to shape the exhibition.

In 2018, ron was referred by her clinician to an Arts on Referral programme run and managed by the Fresh Arts Programme at North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital). After the initial six week programme, ron asked to continue monthly artist-led sessions in the hospital community arts room. Six months after that she was referred to creativeShift CIC’s Arts on Referral groups. From multiple operations and misdiagnosis, she found the determination to pour these experiences into her art.

You can experience ron's work online.

Art gallerySouth WestBristolContemporary art


16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, Greater Bristol, BS1 4QA

01179 172300


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