I came to The Connection about a year ago, and not long after I arrived, I was told about the art room sessions that are held most mornings. I went to see what it was about and have been going ever since. Before this point I had only really learnt about art in school, so The Connection is where I really got into it.
I have now created many pieces and did my first exhibition back in July. I am really proud of how it went, and I sold a few of my pieces. I have also contributed artwork to the thank you cards that were handed out for The Connection’s gala dinner, sold an additional piece at their auction that evening and my artwork has featured in The Big Issue magazine twice. I am currently preparing for another exhibition coming up in December.
I work with a range of different mediums including oil, charcoal and I am currently working with acrylic, which is my favourite. I am now looking for courses, with the help of the in-house art tutor, so I can learn more about different styles of art.