Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways existing or deluding himself rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered what is good for him (being creative) and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led him to experience periods of immense joy and at other times wondering why the world is so crazy. Mostly, he treasures those close to him who have supported him and shown him that the world is really worth sticking around for.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken in my back garden, and then photoshopped a bit. Something so simple and yet so amazing. Almost like a visual mantra.”

Find more from Matt at his blog.


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16 responses to “Leaf”

  1. SwittersB Avatar

    Welcome Matt. Beautiful color and clarity.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. shoe1000 Avatar

    Beautiful image of it hanging out there in space

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Cheryl Avatar

    That’s a gorgeous image.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mk Avatar

    I love the fact that this leaf is suspended in mid-air, as if it paused in flight so we could notice it.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. KleesButterfly Avatar

    A beautiful photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Nice, bro. . . .


  7. lensandpensbysally Avatar

    Inspiring and lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. chrisrenney Avatar

    Utter warmth. A glorious image. Thank you for it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. tamellu Avatar

    It is such a beautiful leaf, as if it’s floating in some burning reddish air – great color shades!


  10. luro97 Avatar

    A warm welcome. Awesome first posting!


  11. mishunderstood Avatar

    A very unique photo. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! 🙂


  12. roshni Avatar

    In limbo! Wonderful photograph…look forward to more.


  13. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Absolutely superb photo!


  14. kj4ta Avatar

    Fantastic image!


  15. Matt Williams Avatar

    Hi everyone – thanks so much for the encouraging and positive comments. It’s really good to know the picture evoked some feelings in you all – be well and thanks Matt:)


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