CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Taylor Lee began painting as a little girl to pass the time with her grandmother and she now uses her talents to help her get through both the depression and manic stages of bipolar disorder.
- She says her therapists encouraged her to use art "expressively, not as decoration."
- She says her disorder inspires her work.
- Her pieces of artwork can be found on her website.
During her manic moments Lee uses bright colors to paint vibrant florals.
"During those high energy moments instead of just sitting around and being uncomfortable with the high level of energy that I have, I pour it into my work," she said.
Lee is very open about her bipolar disorder and how it inspires her artwork. You can find her work and her story on her website.