Andrew Ballard found creativity late in life. Diagnosed with Systemic Mastocytosis, he took early
retirement. During 2020, when activities were curtailed, he turned to writing and digital art.
Abstract digital art sometimes combined with photo manipulation has exploded with colou r over the
last year. From digital doodling, brightly coloured abstracts have been created. Art and writing
have been very therapeutic outlets for both physical and mental health.