‘Hope’ – Tourette Syndrome, Mental Health Awareness


Price is shown in CAD. Exchange rates fluctuate daily, but the approximate USD price is:
5×7 – $11.01
8×10 – $17.99
11×17 – $31.21
12×20 – $84.44

Micheline Ryckman’s original art is printed on archival Giclee paper. Made from 100% cotton acid-free fine art paper. ‘Hope’ is available in 4 sizes: 5×7″, 8×10″, 11×14″, or 16×20″ print size.  All profits from the sale of this print will be donated to Tourette Canada, for more information please read below.


Tourette Syndrome (TS) tics are sudden, intermittent, repetitive, unpredictable, purposeless, nonrhythmic, involuntary movements or sounds. Tics that produce movement are called “motor tics,” while tics that produce sound are called “vocal tics” or “phonic tics.” Tics can be either simple or complex. The most important thing to understand about the tics associated with Tourette Syndrome is they are the result of a neuropsychiatric condition. The sounds and behaviours are involuntary and are not being done by choice. Tourette syndrome can often come with a package of other syndromes so in addition to TS my son has OCD, anxiety, ADHD and low level depression as well. While some medications are available to help with these syndromes they do not completely take them away and there is no cure. My son was diagnosed with TSplus at the age of eight years old. He and I, Micheline Ryckman, have decided that we’d like to try to raise more awareness for people who, like him, with suffer with real mental health concerns. In addition we also wanted to try to give back to an organization that works hard to support people with TS here in Canada, tourette.ca.  All of the profit from the sale of this will be donated to Tourette Canada. We hope you’ll consider supporting us through this endeavour by purchasing one of the items or even just joining us by sharing this story, painting and products with others. 

Further note on the painting: This art was inspired by a quote from @alexandranicole, “Sometimes hope comes back to us in small pieces, in little fragments of beginning to believe again.” ~ Alexandra Nicole

This fine art print has an natural matte finish that makes it ideal for viewing from any angle. The paper is known for printing the deepest of blacks and the most vibrant of colours.

Please note that all fine art prints are made-to-order so there is at least a week of preprocessing time before the prints are shipped out.


Additional information

Rectangular Art Prints

11×14" Print, 16×20" Print, 5 x 7" Print, 8 x 10" Print

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