A brush with fate
Lancashire Life|August 2020
A brush with fate
If it hadn’t been for a horrific accident, artist Mark Wellburn might never have picked up his paint brushes
Paul Mackenzie

When he plummeted from a roof and heard his skull crack on the concrete floor below, Mark Wellburn thought he was going to die.

He suffered multiple injuries in the accident and was plagued by nightmares for months but his brush with death led to brushes of a different kind.

Seven years on from the horrific fall, Mark has recovered well and has re-built his life – something he doesn’t think he’d have been able to do as well without painting.

‘The specialist said I would only ever recover to about 75% but I think I’m back at about 95%. I think that’s because of the art,’ Mark says.

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August 2020