I’m a painter and author. I work in oils and acrylics. Currently, I’m painting and drawing house portraits of people’s homes. I enjoy drafting architecture and adding my own flair. I also am working on a series of abstracts in oil paint and solvents. I write and paint as part of my recovery from schizoaffective disorder. My books include My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness, a memoir about schizophrenia; Chop Shtick , a humorous novel about artists and From New York to Vancouver: Stories on the Fly about relationships and madness. My pen name is Sandra Yuen MacKay.