Liz Atkin

Liz Atkin is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and advocate based in London. Compulsive Skin Picking dominated her life for more than 20 years, but art has become her greatest tool for recovery. Liz reimagines the body-focused repetitive behaviour of skin picking into photographic artworks, charcoal drawings and performances. She’s known for her free #CompulsiveCharcoal drawings created on newspapers on public transport and gifted to passengers, she’s given away more than 15,000 drawings. She has exhibited in the UK, Australia, Singapore, USA and Japan. She has given public talks for TEDx, Wellcome Collection and at a range of conferences and health events around the world. Her artwork and advocacy has featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Metro, Huffington Post, Women’s Health USA, i Newspaper, Mashable, SELF Magazine, BBC World Service and more.

As a creative practitioner she teaches art (early years to adults), set design, movement and drama in therapeutic settings, schools, galleries, prisons, hospitals and arts venues, including Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Half Moon Theatre, London Bubble Theatre Company, St Mungo's Homelessness Charity, Hoxton Hall, Stratford Circus and Bethlem Gallery. She has more than 17 years’ experience in Learning and Participation working with all ages from toddlers to adults.

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