About the work
Inspired by a dark period in my life, this series of skull paintings capture the vulnerability and the struggle brought on by anxiety and depression. Hidden illnesses are still plagued by ignorance and a lack of understanding, usually by people who have never had experiences and therefore, understandably struggle with the concept of feeling ‘sad’ being classed as a serious illness. With each print sold, 20% will be donated to the charity ‘Mind’.
About the artist
Hels Millington is fine artist based in the coastal town of Kirkcaldy, Fife. Originally from West Yorkshire, Hels made the move up north in order to train as an art teacher. Over the past two years, Hels has started to produce and make her own work alongside teaching. Her last series of paintings inspired by Edinburgh’s narrow streets has been on display at Studio Flamingosaurus Rex in Edinburgh. Prints of the skulls series are available to purchase from Hel’s online shop, along with other recent work.