Katie's Diary

Portrait of an Artist

5th May 2015

Creating a living space that reflects our own taste is something that most of us enjoy doing. ubu has always encouraged the people we serve to bring their individuality and personality to making their homes beautiful and unique. Many of the people ubu serves, enjoy a wide range of artistic pursuits and activities.

Andrew is a young artist from Darlington, North Yorkshire who is passionate about the work he creates. He has exhibited and sold some of his work over the last few years. Andrew has been producing paintings at home and at classes held at a local arts centre in Darlington. Working alongside other artists has encouraged Andrew to become more involved and engaged in the visual arts by being able to participate in a variety of workshops and exhibitions.

Recently an annual Art Exhibition was held at his local community art centre. Some of the paintings and artwork that he had created were displayed. One of Andrew’s paintings was sold to a member of the public. It gives Andrew a great deal of pleasure knowing that he can share his art work with people who appreciate and value the vibrancy and of his paintings.

Andrew has several pieces of work he has painted displayed around his home where he lives independently and enabled by ubu team members. Looking to the future, Andrew has more ambitious plans. He is working with support from his ubu enabling team to look for a venue to hold his own exhibition and for galleries where he can display his art to a wider audience. He would like to sell more of his work and to find new opportunities to share his creativity. Andrew says “I really enjoy painting and it makes me happy when people comment on my art work”. 

ubu is believes that everyone, whatever their ability and background, should have the chance to be creative and express themselves. Andrew has, with encouragement and support from ubu, been able to realise his dream of sharing his love of art, his skills and imagination with his community.

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