John Exell

I developed schizophrenia at the age of 19, due to the misuse of drugs, particularly LSD. I never saw God, only the inside of a mental hospital. I got it together and returned to college to study architecture and worked in this profession until my illness and age got the better of me. I am a member of the Mensa High IQ Society. I used to do a lot of sculpture, but recently I lost a leg above the knee and am confined to a wheelchair. I now draw in coloured pencils and pens. Centrepieces is an amazing group of very understanding and helpful artists, and I am extremely pleased to be a part of them.