Russell Haines
Gloucester, UK

I began painting after suffering a brain stem stroke at the age of 44 to help cope with the loss of my business, relationship and home. I have suffered with mental health issues ever since but have become a full time artist painting portraits of the people around me. I have had several solo exhibitions locally and my last exhibition entitled 'Faith (I have none)’ was exhibited in Cambridge and London after opening in Gloucester Cathedral. I am currently working on a project to be shown at the Tower of London in March next year and the 2nd part of the Faith exhibition entitled Hope, a positive view of immigration to be shown in July 2019