Street Art: Kathleen

Street Art: Giving Marginalised Individuals an Outlet for Creative Expression

Every week in The Big Issue, our Street Art page gives talented, marginalised individuals an outlet for creative expression, as well as a platform to sell their prints through The Big Issue Shop.

Kathleen lives in Islington, London and paints at Studio Upstairs in Dalston, a studio for people with mental health difficulties. Previously she lived in hostels around London. “I really love oil painting and wish I could make a living out of it,” she says. “I paint autobiographical work, landscapes, portraits, feminist issues, political and social issues. Two years ago –on my birthday – I did a presentation at the Royal Academy of Arts for the Education Department. Several years ago I exhibited a painting in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in an arts festival.”

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