• Artwork by Katelyn Curtis

    Young artists find a ‘new normal’ in expressing themselves during COVID-19

    Artists use a lot of their time pulling inspiration from their surroundings, in order to create an accurate representation of modern-day life. But what happens when the surroundings of the world they’re so used to, suddenly shut down? How do artists cope with such a change? Youth Mind spoke to young artists based in Ontario and British Columbia to see what they had to say on the matter. “I like to pull my energy from the people around me, so not being able to go out has somewhat taken away from that,” said Katelyn Curtis, an independent artist. Curtis, who draws sketches and writes, says finding inspiration can be difficult when…