Touched By Fire

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Kyle Reynolds

A few years ago people at the Canadian Mental Health Association suggested that I submit my art to the Touched By Fire online gallery, and that’s given me a chance to share my art with people who are most likely understand it.

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Lynne Jenkins

Lynne Jenkins can’t say exactly when her mood swings began, and although there were signposts along the way, she says, “no one recognized the symptoms as such when they first occurred.” Lynne was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was about 28 and has been on a life-long quest to heal from bipolar disorder ever since. Through her search she has become a therapist and seminar leader and integrates art into her life. 

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Erika Farkas

Ottawa artist, Erika Farkas shares her thoughts around mood disorders, her work and the Touched By Fire program. 

Touched By Fire Artist Profile: Heather Fulton

Over the next few months MDAO will be profiling Touched By Fire artists whose work has been included in an annual juried exhibition – the Touched By Fire Art Show and Sale. We recently caught up with Heather Fulton, who shares her thoughts around her work and the program. 

Touched By Fire Emerging Artist Recipient Featured

April Mansilla was one of more than 40 artists from across Ontario who had her art work on display at our Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale, which took place in early December. April was thrilled to be part of the show. She was even more thrilled when the Touched By Fire judges gave her the Best Emerging Artist award. 

Now, April and her work have been featured in the Hamilton Spectator. The article talks about Aprill's art and its relationship with her bipolar disorder. 

Touched By Fire: An Artist's View

Never, Marge, Never! I can't live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles.

-Homer Simpson

Let’s get this out of the way: not all creative people are crazy. And not all crazy people are creative. But there is a persistent link between the two, and as someone who is both in spades, here’s my two cents.

Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is Back

The Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. With 86 works of art being featured, it's going to be bigger than ever!

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