Brendan Pickett is a former worker for the NHS. He has witnessed the effects of Brexit, austerity and multiculturalism on the health service. After five years, Pickett left his NHS role due to depression, caused by a stagnant work environment with zero chance of progression.
He has confronted the subject of depression in such paintings as Self Portrait of Depression and Soldier Waves Goodbye. Pickett has been a crossdresser for most of his adult life, exploring his femininity, but over the last few years has been in search for a positive masculine sense of empowerment to help battle against depression.