Eva Kean is a self-taught artist and life-long resident of North Tyneside. Her work is rooted in an instinctual approach to making and based on moments and memories and what 'feels right'. Eva's artistic development has been supported through attending North Tyneside Art Studio, a space that supports people experiencing mental health issues.
Rooted in childhood memories of playing with mud in her back garden, working with clay provides a powerful and tactile reminder of both the light and shade of life.
North Tyneside Art Studio has been helping people explore the way art can improve mental health for over 30 years. Based in a dedicated studio in North Shields, they support their members to create meaningful change through personal creative journeys outside of the academic and commercial art world.
NTAS has been involved in projects and exhibitions at the local, national and international level, challenging the stigma surrounding mental health issues and assumptions of who has the right to create art.