Thoughts Fought, Thoughts Taught


We can become a slave to our thoughts. Stuck on autopilot and disconnected from the heart. Caught in a spiral of overthinking, a fixation on exaggerated ideas or the absence of thought altogether. The use of the white lines shows the different thought patterns I experience. Some are very fragmented hitting lots of blanks, others spin off on tangents, some are very dark and end up in a black hole, others are super connected to the divine and full of light and love. Whilst others are ruled by hyper focused attention yet some dictated by paranoia. Thoughts fought, but I’m so glad they’ve taught me a new way of life…

A limited edition of 10 prints

Dimensions: 297 x 420mm

Availability: 10 in stock

A limited edition print run of 10 by artist Danika McElroy

“My artwork expresses my ongoing relationship with mental health and spiritual growth. For me painting is a safe space amongst the chaos and brings a sense of clarity – it is my most powerful form of communication.”

Danika McElroy uses the dynamic nature of watercolours to capture the raw extremities of thoughts and feelings she experiences – the depths of depression, the heights of elation and the questions of our existence as a whole. Her paintings visualise the invisible.

Danika experiences the world through feeling and she considers herself to be an intuitive artist. She uses a range of colour and symbolism to bring these emotional realities to life. Mesmerised and fascinated by the sky in all its glory – the colours, the clouds, the stars, the moon and the entire universe – she uses these influences to help tell her story. The use of the earth and the figurine within her work shows how her world feels and the different states of mind she experiences. Motivated by a desire to give hope and insight to others, she shares her work with the hope that people will connect and resonate with it, or gain new understanding.

“My main aspiration is to ignite curiosity in others, invite them to consider a deeper perspective on life and spark conversations into the workings of the mind and emotions, so we can better understand one another.”

Danika has exhibited in Tight Modern Exhibition 2016/17 and Creative Future Winner’s Tour 2017/18 winning 2nd prize in the public vote on both occasions. Danika was recently shortlisted for A Creative Celebration Award as part of the 2019 Artists Open Houses in Brighton. She has also worked closely with Mind, the mental health charity, sharing her work and story with a wider audience.

Instagram: @a_clutteredmind



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Our limited edition prints are custom made by Tin Dogs Fine Art and printed on Minuet Smooth 300gsm paper. All prints are accompanied with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

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