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The Artists Of Headway East

May 8, 2017
by the gentle author

Operating for the last ten years under the auspices of Headway East, SUBMIT TO LOVE STUDIOS is a collective of self-taught artists who have all survived brain injuries. This week they are opening a shop at 93 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AG, for five days from Monday until Friday with an exhibition of works for sale and a range of activities daily.

Errol Drysdale – ‘In my mind, Art is a Godsend. It’s a peaceful thing to do.’

Jon Barry

Sandra St Hilaire - ‘I enjoy creating my Art work as I didn’t know I could draw before.’

Sam Jevon - ‘I only discovered Art after my accident, I find I have a lot of concentration and patience.’

Sean‘I just enjoy doing it, I’d never done it before. I don’t think about it too much. For some reason I enjoy doing oil pastels’

Brian Searle‘Art is about learning through opportunities when accidents come along – learning how to take that opportunity and make Art out of it. In my artist’s statement, I call it a ‘happy-accident style.’ That’s when the best Art comes along – through happy accidents.’

Nicholas Mayers - ‘Art work is a funny thing. However, you make it up as you go along.’

Cecil Waldron

Naila Ai

Chris Miller

Freddie Irshad - ‘Each short or long project I do gives me ideas for my next project and helps me explore the hidden talent within myself. Art is something I used to run away from, but thanks to a friend I was brought back into the Art room’

Chippy Aiton

Shinobu Soya - ‘I come in here, I don’t think about anything I just do it.’

Sandra Lott - ‘At 57 age I finally had to sketch and succeed at last – Garden Landscaping, Tree Native Plants, Florals, Herbs.’

Tirzah Mileham - ‘I love Art. It helps me do things of how I’m feeling, and drawing or making things I like, and also for my family.’

Peter Lawrence

Tony Allen - ‘I do love Art, you can do absolutely anything you want as long as you don’t go overboard. You get a chance to put down things you think of and share it with everyone.’

Stephen Staunton

Mark Taylor - ‘I lose myself in painting, it makes me more relaxed, it makes me concentrate. The confidence it gives me when I see the end product is unbelievable.’

Joseph Hector

Richard Symes - ‘It’s a great place to come to, in my case it really tests my concentration, it’s a place where I can practise getting things done.’

Mark Bishop

Theresa Malcolm - ‘Even though I find it frustrating sometimes, I really enjoy seeing the finished piece.’

Richard Moss

SUBMIT TO LOVE STUDIOS at 92 Kingsland Rd, E2 8AG – 8th-15th May, 11am – 7pm

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13 Responses leave one →
  1. Jim McDermott permalink
    May 8, 2017

    Lovely stuff. I was particularly taken by the Last Supper.

  2. May 8, 2017

    What great pictures, really interesting, will try and pop in

  3. Shawdian permalink
    May 8, 2017

    THESE are WONDERFUL. Thank you all so much for sharing your artwork. I am only sorry I cannot attend your gallery as I do not live on the UK mainland but I see you have much more work to view on the website, which I am pleased to see I can also purchase the art. Your artworks have such beautiful vibrancy, feeling and quite complex details. I also like the way you express how your art makes you feel. I too paint and you have now made me very eager to pick up my paints and pens. But first I am going go over to your website right now. You enspire me! I wish you all a Superb Exhibition, HAPPY PAINTING !

  4. May 8, 2017

    A splendid mix of primitive, modern and futuristic art by talented Headway artists. Lots of colour and cheerful subjects. I am sure each painting has a built in love and confidence factor by the talent here !that’s got to be nice. I did like the ones by Errol, Cecil and Tirzah. So keep going people here’s looking for a sell-out at Showtime. Lots of London Pride here. Poet John

  5. Coralie Mattys permalink
    May 8, 2017

    I love these – if I was still a Londoner I’d definitely go along. Thanks

  6. May 8, 2017

    I like Theresa’s comment – frustrating but likes seeing the finished product..
    I enjoyed seeing all the paintings

  7. May 8, 2017

    Hurrah! This is a stunning array of vibrant artwork – straight-from-the-soul, and unfiltered.
    I think it might be human nature to observe a series, and attempt to find “the favorite”, right? For me, every one of these images had such strength and fascination, I ended up
    thinking: “They are all winners.” And such vast variety. These artists have deeply inspired me. Off to the studio! Many thanks.

  8. May 8, 2017

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Wish I could take in the exhibition.

  9. Ros permalink
    May 8, 2017

    I think these are wonderful. Such a varied selection and each one with a special vibrancy. I liked reading what the artists said too.

  10. Janet M permalink
    May 8, 2017

    Wonderful artworks!

  11. May 8, 2017

    Wonderful art, a great idea. All participants can be very proud of themselves. Valerie

  12. pauline taylor permalink
    May 8, 2017

    I agree with all the previous comments, I think that art and gardening are two occupations that help all of us to overcome adversity and give us hope for the future. These paintings and how the artists feel about them certainly makes the point for me. Thank you to all of them and good luck with the exhibition.

  13. May 10, 2017

    Fantastic and impressive works!

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

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