posts by Miriam Feldman
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Miriam Feldman is an artist, writer, and mental health activist who splits her time between her Los Angeles atelier and her farm in rural Washington state. She has been married to her husband Craig O’Rourke, also a successful artist, for 34 years and they have four adult children. Their 33- year-old son, Nick, has schizophrenia, which she writes about in her new book, "He Came in with It," published in July, 2020. With an MFA in painting from Otis Art Institute, Miriam founded Demar Feldman Studios, Inc., a wildly successful mural and decorative art company, in 1988. She is represented by Hamilton Galleries in Santa Monica. She serves on the advisory board of Bring Change 2 Mind and writes a monthly blog for their website. Miriam is active in leadership at NAMI Washington and a frequent guest on mental health podcasts. Find her on IG @mimitheriveter where she is building a community of family and loved ones dealing with mental illness.