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Ursula’s Story

20/09/2022 by

My name is Ursula and I live in beautiful Nundah. I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis for the past 22 years but at this poignant stage in my life I have now decided for Multiple Sclerosis come live with me!

Ursula and Candice – York Street Espresso Bar

Since recently becoming unemployed I have tried to keep myself busy by doing what I love most. Art. I have always endeavoured to try and manage my MS through various therapies and lifestyle changes and to never let it define my quality of life. I am a qualified makeup artist and the skills I have learnt have transmuted into skills I now use in my painting creations. I have always turned back to art as therapy.

My painting style consists mainly of dots as I find it difficult drawing lines and it helps me to improve my fine motor skills. I’m influenced by the work of Frida Khalo as like her I have adapted my skills and techniques to conquer my disability and allow me to create the art that I love.

I have been given the opportunity by the lovely Candice from York Street Espresso Bar to exhibit my art in her café.

It’s a growing passion of mine to continue on this journey as an artist and to use this therapy as a form of treatment and I welcome you to share with me the journey of achieving that goal.

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