Artist Emma Phillips has Borderline Personality Disorder and tells ASLI “my work is hard hitting and I do feel the messages within my work could help create change how others perceive mental illness”.


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Artist Emma Phillips Artist Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips, 40, from Branston, Staffordshire, UK, is a mixed media visual artist. Originally from Hertfordshire, Emma has been married for 12 years and has two children aged 8 and 11. A self professed adrenaline junkie who has completed 6 bungee jumps and who has done indoor sky-diving, this artist is a true champion when it comes to battling her illness every day.  After being signed off work due to her mental illness, Emma has taken her art a step further by expressing her inner world and the turbulence suffered from her ongoing illness, Borderline Personality Disorder. Emma has always loved art and it was her favourite subject at school and continued to study art and design until she had to drop out in year two due to her mental health. However now Emma is being given the opportunity to put her artistic ability toward the…

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