Artist Rachel Oliver shares some of her journey - Painting with Parkinsons Disease

As a relatively new artist I am trying to finding a sense of balance in my pieces.

Sometimes an appreciation and celebration of surroundings, sometimes a solemn and emotional response to challenges faced. To let thoughts fall out of my head and onto a canvas and evoke a response, be it what it is, I am finding is the most cathartic gem. Is there a part of your creative journey that particularly stays with you?

I am often asked about painting with my hands and how it differs from using brushes. I find brushes a little uncooperative with dexterity issues and have far more control with my fingers.

I adore the feeling of being connected to the painting and the texture of skin has the most magnificent blending qualities. What would be your favourite tool for painting and what advantages do you feel this brings to your work?

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