Though an active and energetic, when Bill developed glaucoma he found it hard to adjust. Since receiving equipment and training from us, Bill has also been able to discover a new love – painting. Despite having not painted since school, he was encouraged him to pick up a paintbrush at one of our centres, and he hasn’t looked back since.
“The art bug has definitely bitten. I have carried my easel up the Malvern Hills just to sit there and paint. I often find myself getting carried away and painting on A4 paper into the early hours of the morning. Seeking Blind Veterans UK’s support has been the best thing that could have happened to me. The Llandudno centre staff are very positive and friendly and their can-do attitude is infectious.”
Bill’s work has featured in exhibitions in many locations including Westminster Abbey with the Army Arts Council and in the British Embassy in Kosovo. You can view some of his pieces this week at St George’s Hall Liverpool. On from 10am – 4pm from Wednesday til this Sunday.
To view our exhibition catalogue, bid on one of Bill’s incredible pieces or learn about the other blind veterans involved, please visit: http://ow.ly/RHTD308gJIg.
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