Welcome to the Invisible ME web-site.
The web-site is a source of information about Invisible ME, its beginnings, activities and plans for the future. We would like to welcome you with some uplifting images of remarkable painting and photography that are a source of inspiration to us. They have been created by two very talented artists in East Cornwall who both experience profound disability through the cruel impact of severe ME/CFS. Both artists are virtually housebound but in short bursts of creative energy produce these remarkable images.
More information about these three and more paintings can be found through contacting Duheved Art at http://dunhevedart.com
Grumbler Pump House and St Aubyn Farm
Summer Solstice on Roughtor
The two photographs below are created by IWIAN and are not to be printed or shared beyond this web-site. IWIAN has sole property rights and copywright.
Sunset by Iwian
Flowers Abstract by Iwian
Invisible ME was inspired by Dr Hilary Doe, a doctor who was also a keen mountaineer and outdoor sports enthusiast. Here is a picture of Hilary at the summit of Cairngorm, Scotland in deep winter.
Fifteen years ago Hilary was stricken with ME/CFS and lost both her career and ability to wander in her beloved mountains. On a bad day a staircase can be her north face challenge!
Together with her husband David, a theatre and arts educator, they pooled their respective skills and asked, ‘what can we do?’ The answer was Invisible ME, so here it is!
David and Hilary