Street Art: Mary Vallely

Mary Vallely

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.

Mary Vallely studied art and design for five years in college and has been working as an artist in London for 10 years, selling and exhibiting work through Café Art and Crisis. She has a history of homelessness and uses day Centre’s to access art materials. “Art helps with my depression,” says Mary. “I love using colour, it helps my mood. The sadder I am the more colour comes out, the pain becomes beautiful. I love to experiment and my art is always changing and evolving.”

Mary Vallely

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