Welcome

It All Started With My Anxiety Project

My name is Bill Doan. I’m a visual and performing artist who lives with anxiety and depression. All the work you’ll see here springs from that fundamental truth. I make art to build resilience. Drawing as a form of meditation is part of my daily practice. Four years ago I started My Anxiety Project, launching the first series of drawings and performance at Dixon Place Theatre in NYC. Below are a couple of links to introduce you to this work. What follows as you scroll down the site are the ways the project has grown, including links to several publications and this brief look at an excerpt from one of my performance pieces.

https://theconversation.com/ashamed-over-my-mental-illness-i-realized-drawing-might-help-me-and-others-cope-137222

Animations

Working with an amazing team of collaborators, we’re creating a series of short animations drawn from My Anxiety Project. Our first short, Inhale, Exhale, Draw had a very successful debut. Selected into seven film festivals and garnering two awards. Our second project, Sticks and Stones is well underway.

Inhale, Exhale Draw

Inside Anxiety and Depression

A hand drawn and hand written compendium on what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression while building resilience to stay focused on your mental health. (A developing project I hope to publish in the near future.)

It All Started With My Anxiety Project

My name is Bill Doan. I’m a visual and performing artist who lives with anxiety and depression. All the work you’ll see here springs from that fundamental truth. I make art to build resilience. Drawing as a form of meditation is part of my daily practice. Four years ago I started My Anxiety Project, launching the first series of drawings and performance at Dixon Place Theatre in NYC. Below are a couple of links to introduce you to this work. What follows as you scroll down the site are the ways the project has grown, including links to several publications and this brief look at an excerpt from one of my performance pieces.

https://theconversation.com/ashamed-over-my-mental-illness-i-realized-drawing-might-help-me-and-others-cope-137222