Amy Frank has been creating art since she could pick up a crayon. In this slideshow presentation Amy shows how her work has transformed over the years from realism, to surrealism, into what she's creating today and why.
In 2004, at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a heavy struggle with self harm, suicidal tendencies and substance abuse. From the bipolar mood swings to drug abuse and psychosis, Amy invites you to watch how her art and life have evolved on her journey towards wellness and empowerment.
“Amy Frank spoke of her experience of living with bipolar disorder from the age of 18. It was an absolutely riveting story of her struggles with prejudice, bullying, addiction...and making art. Not only was her talk powerful, but her art is rich with color and her own visual language. We gave her a standing ovation.” ~President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Victoria Chapter)
“Honest, revealing, gripping. This was no lightweight talk - and it encompassed so much more than art. (So much we need to change re: our perceptions of mental illness). Also… I’ve never seen someone get a standing ovation before. One of the best presentations ever.” ~A Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists
“A very compelling and candid presentation that provides inspiration, hope and encouragement for everyone.” ~A Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists