Self-portrait 2 (unknown year) by Alex Green (b.1981)
Alex Green started painting from a very early age. He studied fine art at Leeds Metropolitan University in the early 2000s. He cites his main influences as surrealism, particularly Salvador Dali, but also the work of Turner and Francis Bacon. Alex mainly uses oils, both on a small and very large scale, and has sold some of his work. He tends to focus on portraiture. The painting is one of a number of portraits Alex has painted of himself when psychiatrically unwell. He suffered from treatment resistant psychosis for several years before responding to clozapine. He has also been diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Alex lives in his home town of Leicester.
The above text and the cover picture were submitted for publication by Reza Kiani and Kevin Pierce from Huntington's Disease Complex Care Services (Mill Lodge) in Leicestershire.
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