I caught up with Ben to hear a little more behind his latest project.
This current project involving Zentangle and Mandala art on canvas started early this year at a time I was at my worst.”
Anxiety and depression
Ben: “Anxiety and depression are quite honestly the only reasons this project started. I needed something to take my mind away from reality. It relaxes me, settles me, keeps my brain happy and gives me something to work towards with reward. In some ways I thank the anxiety for bringing this talent out of me, I have to think about the positives from the negative and that keeps me going!”
“I would urge anyone struggling with the same problems to think about picking up a pencil or paint brush, you’d be amazed by what it can do for you! For me it only started as a distraction from myself but now i can say the dream is to one day eventually have enough pieces produced to have my own exhibition”
Zentangle and Mandala art
For anyone that doesn’t know or even heard what Zentangle art is; Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. While Zentangle is traditionally drawn on square paper in black and white, Zentagle Inspired Art or ZIA refers to the use of Zentangle patterns to create artwork in colour, on alternative surfaces, and more.
Go to his Facebook page BenAngelsArt here
Check for updates on his website (click) where you can even purchase items.
At least have a look you guys, it’s worth it! Show some support to my friend Ben.
I hope this inspired you as much as it did me! I’ve met Ben several years ago and it’s great to see him developing into the man he is today. A person who I respect a lot. Let me know your thoughts about Angel’s art!