Photo: Jason Wilsher-Mills in Sleaford, East

Jason Wilsher-Mills

Artist, Project manager, Event organiser, Arts development worker, Community worker

In my work I try to address the issues that my disability presents to me, the pain, the medication and the fact that I have to use external 'interventions' in order for my body to work, such as the wheelchair, the drugs and other body adaptations. I also use the paintings as a way of describing to my family how my health and disability is affecting me. My sister has been known to check my latest work on Flickr in order to ascertain whether or not it is worth ringing me, as she can tell my state of health from my daily painting. Through this process other aspects of 'my story' are unlocked and new biographies are created. I produce my work using an iPad and I then print them out, using the Giclée printing method. But I perceive the images created to follow the tradition of painting. The iPad is wonderful as it affords me the opportunity to work on a small scale, but then have the images printed at whatever size I decide as being most suitable. I have been funded by the Arts Council England for a project at the National Centre for Craft & Design, where I will be exhibiting my work for three months and delivering iPad art workshops, whilst mentoring young artists and students. read full statement

Location Sleaford, East
Activities Primary education, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Community consultation, Public art, Visual arts consultancy, Project management
Artforms / type of project Education project, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Public Art
Tags Community Artist, Digital Artist, Disabled Artist, IPad painter, Painter, Digital Installations, Artist Collaborator