There are beautiful new art prints available to buy on our online shop, painted by our art class. The paintings were originally on display at our successful art exhibition, which ran over three days at the start of the summer.
The exhibition included a busy opening afternoon where our cookery class made and served afternoon tea. The artists were on hand to help with tours and talk about their work. We were delighted that Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow, was among the visitors.
More than half of the artworks, which were spread over four floors, sold, much to the delight of the artists. The exhibition gave them a great confidence boost. Our photography class also exhibited their works at the exhibition.
The art class meets twice a week and provides a safe and therapeutic space for men and women affected by poverty, poor mental health and isolation. The artists work on their own pieces under the expert guidance of qualified volunteers and staff members.
James’ paintings sold well and several of his prints are now for sale online. He says of the art class, “It’s a safe place and I don’t have many. I like the atmosphere, it’s so positive and I can relax. I can be myself.”