BA (Hons) Fine Art
Perkin’s practice seeks to explore mindfulness-based creative activity, that aims to promote, support and restore, mental health and wellbeing. Her strong desire to help make positive changes within society has led to the career aspiration of training to become a registered art psychotherapist, specialising in mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT). As a maker, Perkin’s works are defined by a meticulous attention to detail, and tactile sensitivity that has evolved to bridge the gap between her own internal emotions and external responses, as an individual living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Using humour, colour and play as a vessel for expression, her multidisciplinary, hands-on approach allows for a cathartic release of negative emotions, creating intricate works that are both playful and sincere. Perkin aims to adapt this highly-developed, haptic understanding to offer a unique and rewarding experience to service users, that underpins non-verbal communication.