Severe ME Artist Project 2023 — Gallery

#MEAction is excited to announce our Severe ME Artist Project 2023— Gallery! The Severe ME Artist Project 2023 features work from those within the severe ME community and is in recognition of Severe ME Day on August 8th.

We had over 150 submissions, and we are blown away by this response – thank you!

This project was created with an idea to allow those with severe ME to share their artwork with the larger community and provide an opportunity to be SEEN! The work featured here includes pieces that were created both before and after people became severely ill.

We also want to acknowledge the grief that happens for those unable to practice their art due to illness and those who have had to change the way they practice their art.

On this page, you will find the Writers Gallery, a link to the video compilation, and the many art images submitted. There is a lot on this page, so please take your time and come back often!

*Severe ME Day on August 8th was started by the 25% group. We are grateful for their work and very eager to support artists in the severe ME community.

WRITERS GALLERY

To read the work of these amazing writers, click on any of the boxes below.

project video compilation

Here is the video compilation featuring all of the wonderful art submitted by our severe ME community!

This video is nearly 40 minutes long and contains both sound and music. We have captions available where necessary, so if you have sound sensitivities, please feel free to mute. You are welcome to pause and come back to watch the rest of the video when able.

To view the rest of the works submitted, scroll to the Art Gallery below!

ART GALLERY

This section features all of the art submitted. There is a lot here and it will require scrolling, so take your time and feel free to come back whenever you’d like!

12ME by 52 Patiënts
2-15 years with severe ME

Ali
19 years with severe ME

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous
4 years with severe ME

Anonymous
9 years with severe ME

Ayman
2 years with severe ME

Anna B.
5 years with severe ME

Laurel B.
26 years with severe ME

Mary B.
13 months with severe ME

Stace B.

Susan Bayley
4 years with severe ME

Dan Becks
9 years with severe ME

Beth
17 years with severe ME

Kris Biffle-Rudin
5 years with severe ME

Christyne Bliton
18 years with severe ME

Belladonna Blue
1 year with severe ME

Bo
2 years with severe ME

Brand
2 years with severe ME

Chloe L. Brookes
12 years with severe ME

Elizabeth Brooks
6 years with severe ME

Carinart
10 years with severe ME

Nicola Cawley
6 years with severe ME

Charky
5 years with severe ME

Valérie Collet
51 years with severe ME

@crashi_me_cfs
4.5 years with severe ME

Barbara Daiber
13 years with severe ME

Mascha Delena
2.5 years with severe ME

Keren Dibbens-Wyatt
10 years with severe ME

Dotterjen
39 years with severe ME

Marousha Dries
3.5 years with severe ME

Lucid Drysdale
4 years with severe ME

Elina
12 years with severe ME

Enora Eloi
9 years with severe ME

Modeleine Fairjuul
5 years with severe ME

Max Favell
8 years with severe ME

John Fitzgerald
26 years with severe ME

Clémence de Flagada Combative
5 years with severe ME

Sophie Gainsley
7 years with severe ME

Gemma
36 years with severe ME

Gertien
6 years with severe ME

Alexis Gilbert
8 months with severe ME

Stewart Gillian
6 years with severe ME

Peni Hall
25 years with severe ME

Clare Hannaby
29 years with severe ME

Helen

Elaine Hook
5 years with severe ME

Paul Hueber
39 years with severe ME

@illustrations_about_mecfs
21 years with severe ME

Jacqueline
3.5 years with severe ME

Emma Jane
4 years with severe ME

Edwina Jesby
39 years with severe ME

RMB Johnson
30 years with severe ME

Jennifer June
43 years with severe ME

Claire Kennedy
1.5 years with severe ME

Laëtitia Kerlo
4 years with severe ME

Anna Kingston
28 years with severe ME

Jody Knight
5 years with severe ME

Kolma
39 years with severe ME

Melinda L.
3 years with severe ME

Brangea Laurence
12 years with severe ME

Tori Lehinger
3 years with severe ME

H. Love
5 years with severe ME

Mairi Ann Lowry
5 years with severe ME

Luise
2 years with severe ME

Malo
7 years with severe ME

Aude Marie
2.5 years with severe ME

Mary
3 years with severe ME

Julie Mason
16 years with severe ME

David McGough
38 years with severe ME

Cindy Meadows
36 years with severe ME

Michaela
1.8 years with severe ME

Anna Mikhailova
5 years with severe ME

Jacqueline Miller
20 years with severe ME

Shiloh Moore
33 years with severe ME

Gardner Mounce
5 months with severe ME

Myriam
1 year with severe ME

Naomi
4.5 years with severe ME

Dasha Nicolson
4.5 years with severe ME

Nina
17 years with severe ME

Rebecca Otis
41 years with severe ME

Abyss P.
9 years with severe ME

@peachichi_art
12 years with severe ME

Nancy Perez
2.5 years with severe ME

Celeste Eden Petterson
9 years with severe ME

Greta Pien
5 years with severe ME

Melissa Pym
17 years with severe ME

Nicola Robinson
3 years with severe ME

Sam
4 years with severe ME

Julia Sauvegrain
9 years with severe ME

Sandra Schacherl
8 years with severe ME
In loving memory – 8/8/2019

Jim Schmitz
39 years with severe ME

@slaapkameractivist
9 years with severe ME

Anni Svensson
2 years with severe ME

Juliane Theilart
20 years with severe ME

Charlotte Thorne
31 years with severe ME

Lo Tortworth

Jeannmarie Vaidie
13 years with severe ME

Ideke Van Haren
10 years with severe ME

Vanessa
4 years with severe ME

Sindee Viano
29 years with severe ME

Rebecca Wasilewski
10 years with severe ME

Rye Wheeler
3 years with severe ME

Dawn White
11 years with severe ME

Megan Williams
3 years with severe ME

Sharon Wilson
1 year with severe ME

Winneke
12 years with severe ME

Lotta Wirström
In loving memory – 1/25/2020

CoRy Wyszynski
28 years with severe ME

Video Gallery

Please enjoy the videos submitted by our community. While we had to limit videos to 2 minutes in our compilation video, we have included every video at full length below.

Alicia
3.5 years with severe ME

Anonymous

Anonymous
4 years with severe ME

Bea
16 years with severe ME

Colette
4 years with severe ME

Manu Vargas Fernández
8 years with severe ME

April Hook
24 years with severe ME

Jane Macey
3 years with severe ME

Pamela Masters
27 years with severe ME

The Missing Neighbor
5 months with severe ME

@moonlitsurf
18 years with severe ME

Stephanie Nead
34 years with severe ME

Elissa Palser
12 years with severe ME

Patty
9 years with severe ME

Katie Roberts
3 years with severe ME

Judith Schossboeck
2 years with severe ME

Simone Schweizer
3.5 years with severe ME

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8 thoughts on “Severe ME Artist Project 2023 — Gallery”

  1. I am going to take my time to look at all of these as my health allows. I feel moved to see how many severely ill artists managed to take part and what an effort is behind each piece. I’m severe and I feel very much less alone seeing them but also the scale of the suffering breaks my heart. Thank you for creating this gallery.

  2. Wow! Ayman, your work expresses to me, someone who also has severe ME, the loss of who we were before the disease took so much away from us. “I used to ___fill in the blank- (dance, play tennis, cook, laugh, etc.) We grieve the loss of who we were. The invisible illness becomes visible in your work.

  3. These are all so inspirational and it makes me be proud to be a part of this community. Love to all of those who are living with this awful disease.

  4. Wow! The quantity and variety of work submitted is amazing! It will take me a long time to even sample these but I wanted to thank MEAction for all the work it must have taken to organize this project, gather all the submissions, and put all the links on this website.

  5. Talented, spectacular, gifted, artwork, from an amazing group of folks, who need more understanding and tolerance and compassion from the medical profession.
    This work should be shown to a wide audience, just wish I had the contacts to broadcast this to the mainstream press globally.
    Thank you for putting this together

  6. I have suffered from ME for over 30 years now, I had a couple of remissions, but then in 1997 became bedridden and have remained so ever since. However, I have managed (with just my right hand and voice recognition software) to write four books, all of them autobiographical.

    My first book, which took me 11 years to write and publish, is called “White Zulu” and I now have a YouTube video site on which I read out chapters of my book from the beginning. If you want to have a look, go to https://www.youtube.com/@whitezulu3793 where you will find all my videos, starting from the very beginning at the bottom. I keep them short – 20 minutes, so as not tax tired brains.

  7. This is a breathtakingly deep and wonderful collection. Thank you so much, for sharing so much. The achievement is outstanding.

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