My name is Dez, I go by the artist name of Loveartpix. I am a family man born and raised in the city of Manchester.
A creative artist, diagnosed with bipolar in my late twenty’s & in the more recent years autism. I am very strong on breaking the stigma around mental illness, autism and helping others.
I use art as my own personal therapy and coping strategy daily. I believe that many other people with mental health issues/autism and in general could also benefit from expressive art and I want to help promote this.
I started using a free editing app on my phone one day when I was in a state of mania and found it helped me focus on one individual subject. This eventually became a pattern to which I turned to daily and I believe it helps me channel my thoughts into one subject and not go down a rabbit hole of negativity.
I feel that creating art and editing on my phone has gave me a tool which really helps me stabilise my fluctuating moods and gives me something to turn to when this happens.
I am a strong believer in helping others and have helped raise money by donating artwork to many different charities. Through my art donations I have built up many good relationships with different organisations and also become an advocate for the NSPCC.
I Am very proud that my Manchester ‘Bees about town’ collection is a permanent fixture on show to the public at oxford road train station and I have other artwork throughout the city centre with more to come. I was also asked to create an image which is now up at Victoria station as part of the memorial and tribute to the 22 who tragically lost there lives in the Manchester bombing.
Away from art I am strong on self education and mindfulness. My mental health condition & autism play a strong part in my life so I try to mange this with positive thinking, structure and patterns.
Art has always been a passion of mine but I’ve only in the past couple of years really taken time and focussed on it and realised the positive affect it has on my mental health. I am self taught which makes my achievements mean so much to me. I have a lot of ideas I want to try but abstract art is what I really love.
I have come in contact with so many amazing people through my artwork it has really helped change my life. Although I don’t get out a lot due to my condition, knowing my art is reaching so many places gives me great satisfaction and gives me a real sense of self worth – especially knowing it helps others.
With my art it all depends on the mood that I am in what the outcome will be. I like it to feel organic but I like to put multiple messages & subliminal meanings in a lot of my images. I create a lot of pieces on current topics and try to give a different spin on them. Being a proud Mancunian a lot of my art is Manchester focussed.
I feel very blessed to have found art and not only is it my passion it is my lifeline which I use in my daily life to help with my condition.
I hope I haven’t bored you and thank you for reading this far.
If you have any enquiry’s please feel free to contact me via email or on any of my social media links.