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Collaboration with Richard Strange

Collaboration with Richard Strange

Happy to announce a collaboration with renowned British musician, producer and director on the sound installation that will accompany my next solo exhibition ‘Capital’.   Follow this link to get to know more about his music and directorial...

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Eating Disorders International Conference 2016

Eating Disorders International Conference 2016

It was a pleasure for me to participate at Eating Disorders International Conference 2016 organised by B-Eat charity. Taking place at the end of March in London Institute of Education, the conference was busy with professionals from various countries who were keen to hear about newest research and findings within mental health/ eating disorders field. Starting off with an introduction from Beat’s Chief Executive Andrew Radford, the conference follower with lectures and workshops ranging from reports about costings, neuroscience, various therapy methods, talk with Minister of State for Community and Social Care Alistair Burt and many other topics.. I was showing a selection of paintings and prints from ‘Progress not Perfection’ project that took place in October last year, which received a very positive response from the audience as well as participants. I was very grateful to be able to attend and I am looking forward to participating in more of those events later on in the year. All the updates will be coming...

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Mind Over Matter Conference

Mind Over Matter Conference

Hi All, I just wanted to share about a great conference- Mind Over Matter, that took place at King’s College on 9th January 2016.. organised by amazing team form Neuroscience Society. The conference consisted of morning and afternoon talks and workshops on the topics of Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Stress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Depression and Art-Therapy: novel approaches to mental health therapies. A panel discussion will follow, on the topic ‘Treating Mental Disorders; past, present and future’. The panel discussion is titled: ‘Holistic vs pharmacological approaches: Are we treating persons as a whole or just receptors?’. The panel will debate about the role of traditional pharmacology in treating mental illnesses versus current newly-introduced approaches based on ‘The healing power of art’ and the power of the mind over the brain.   Congratulations on amazing event. I got a great opportunity to exhibit my ‘Progress not Perfection’ project that was raising awareness about addictions as well as inspiring people that change is possible. Here are some pictures from the day, I hope you enjoy! xx...

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Art Workshops for people in recovery starting in January 2016

Art Workshops  for people in recovery starting in January 2016

Hi, I am very excited to let you know I have decided to start art workshops for people in recovery. Having had a personal experience with eating disorder and addictions, I know how much art helped me on my own journey. I felt there might be a need to have fun, safe, stimulating place for likeminded people to engage and socialise, whilst exploring their creativity and self- expression. We will cover a variety of themes and techniques. Given my background and what I specialise in as an artist, the first set of workshops will focus mainly on portraiture. The workshops are to start in the 3rd week of January. Please email info@danielaraytchev.com to request more information, I am looking forward to hearing from you!...

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New Limited Edition Print Available

New Limited Edition Print Available

Hi All, I am happy to announce I have a new limited edition print available in different sizes. Based on the painting ‘Wonder’ of a lovely Gail Porter who participated in my Progress not Perfection project this year, that was raising awareness about addictions. For more information abut sizes/ prices and to place orders please email info@danielaraytchev.com...

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‘Progress not Perfection’ coming soon

‘Progress not Perfection’ coming soon

I feel so grateful to be able to do this project, share my story, work with some amazing people who I have painted who are wise, kind and remarkably inspirational. At the end of the day, we are all the same, all of us started from the little room with the curtains closed. Accepting my illness gave me the greatest gift of getting to know myself. And growing up into the person I always aspired to be just never knew how. If all of the participants and I did it, anyone can. Please follow this link to read a full article I wrote for B-Eat...

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