Bex Gibbons shares her artwork as part of 80/20, our new arts project for young people affected by bipolar.

We love this piece by Bex Gibbons. "Zac" strikes a chord with many of us as it reflects our love of animals and pets.

Zac by Bex Gibbons - Bipolar UK 80/20 project

Bex Gibbons explained:

"I have always loved making art and being creative in any way, shape or form. At the moment I am really enjoying painting with acrylics; I enjoy having fun spreading colourful paints with tools such as sticks, pieces of cardboard and painting knifes.

"Creating art gives me a sense of control which bipolar often doesn't. I can control where the paint goes and which tools to use. Painting provides me with a distraction and a huge sense of achievement when a piece is complete. Zac is my best friend so for this piece he became my inspiration."

If you'd like more information about our Youth Service and how we support young people affected by bipolar, contact us on 0333 323 4459 or youth@bipolaruk.org.