Annette Allman

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Anne has been drawing and painting all her life, but it wasn’t until ten years ago that she had the time and space to seriously devote to her art. Telling a story is what motivates her to paint. For the past 25 years, she has listened to people’s personal and frequently painful stories about abuse, loss and betrayal. Being a clinical psychologist in solo private practice, specialising in assisting people with chronic depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, she became accustomed to helping people find a spiritual or creative way out of their despair. Not only would she try to give them a deeper understanding of their problems, she would also endeavour to help them rise above their pain and suffering to look at their pain in a more meaningful way. Her paintings naturally became an extension of her psychological practice and she found herself creating works inspired by her clients’ stories.