Meet the Artists
Stewart Hill is one of the UK’s leading portrait artists. Rediscovering painting after severe Traumatic Brain Injury whilst commanding B Company, 2 Mercian in Afghanistan in 2009, Stewart has won several awards and his paintings are on display in some leading galleries. Stewart takes commissions. He has a special interest in painting the military and bereaved but has painted a wide range of subjects including the rich and famous.
Stewart Hill: Self Portrait
Martin Wade was medically discharged in 2015 following his diagnosis of PTSD in 2010 some three years after his return from Afghanistan. During a lengthy stay in a German Psychiatric Hospital he was encouraged to paint as part of a holistic approach to his therapy. He found a way to express creatively things he could not express in words.
Martin Wade: Lustful Ruminations
Dougie Adams “On my Third tour of Afghanistan, Date 21st June 2012 I was involved in an IED incident.That’s where my injury comes from. I carried on until the September 2012. Lots had happened between the June and September which broke me. My best friend Duane Groom was killed in a IED incident 14th September 2012, he was Fijian. My last official duty as a Guardsman, 12hrs before I came back, was carrying his coffin onto a plane. He is buried in New Zealand. I was flown back on a medical flight. Did you hear of the Fijian baby born in Camp Bastion. I came back to Aldershot and was diagnosed with PTSD (September 2012. From then till I was discharged In 2014 I was at home in Northampton. I was engaged but that finished in 2013. I was discharged on 2014 with complex PTSD. I’ve further been diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury”.
Directed by David Gandy