Artworks help tell a story of recovery

Justine Sellars, of Towcester, will display her artwork at Towcester Library as part of her exhibition, called From Despair to Recovery. PNL-140331-145700001

Justine Sellars, of Towcester, will display her artwork at Towcester Library as part of her exhibition, called From Despair to Recovery. PNL-140331-145700001

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A personal story of recovery from mental illness will be told through artworks exhibited at Towcester Library this month.

Justine Sellars, 46, took up writing and painting during her treatment for agitated depression which saw her hospitalised for six weeks last October. Her new interest has now become a key part of her recovery.

Justine Sellars, who discovered her passion for painting while undergoing treatment at a psychiatric hospital. PNL-140331-145129001

Justine Sellars, who discovered her passion for painting while undergoing treatment at a psychiatric hospital. PNL-140331-145129001

She said: “I never did painting or creative stuff at all. I never thought about picking up a paintbrush.

 

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