Bipolar artist brings awareness to mental illness with new book

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Author portrays ‘A Higher Self’ through newly published pastel, watercolor, acrylic artwork

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Within “A Higher Self,” Crowe brings together art and narrative with the hope of bringing about greater awareness of mental illness and its many effects on the lives of everyday people.

After experiencing her first episode of bipolar disorder in 2003, author Fran C. Crowe began to produce art expressing the ramifications of mental illness. She now presents these works of art in her new book “A Higher Self” (published by AuthorHouse UK).

Featuring pastel, acrylic and watercolor art, “A Higher Self” portrays Crowe’s outpouring of creativity she felt was guided by a higher power. She felt like her art was propelled by more than a conscious choice; it was work that would contribute to a greater good.

“Today’s society is still developing its tolerance of mental illness,” Crowe says. “I hope these pictures will demonstrate a mind that, although now and again can be upset by bipolar episodes, can still produce something beautiful for people to enjoy.”

Within “A Higher Self,” Crowe brings together art and narrative with the hope of bringing about greater awareness of mental illness and its many effects on the lives of everyday people.

“A Higher Self”
By Fran C. Crowe
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 160 pages | ISBN 9781504936972
E-Book | 160 pages | ISBN 9781504936989
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Fran C. Crowe was educated in London, with special training in Italian and French languages as a young woman. After graduating from a university in northern England, she became a French and German teacher at Goldsmiths University in New Cross, England. She later spent seven years teaching at all-female schools until she began teaching at a co-ed school in 1999, where she stayed for 15 years. She traveled extensively, first living in Italy and later visiting Thailand, Egypt, Bali and Java. She experienced her first episode of bipolar disorder after her trip to Canada’s Niagara Falls landmark in 2003. She is now enjoying a year off from 22 years of teaching and currently lives in England.

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