This week marks Learning Disability Awareness Week 2017, and we thought it would be the perfect occasion to focus on some of our amazing Aspire artists. We asked Project Ability tutors to choose an artist and write something about them and their work. We will be publishing texts and photos every day this week. Let’s start with an amazing woman, and great artist: Doreen Kay, by tutor Valerie O’Regan.
“Doreen Kay has a passion for making. Doreen’s love of adventure inspires her work.
Doreen draws and paints the places she has been, the places she dreams of going, the people she has met and the people whom she admires.
Holidays with her sister, friends enjoying a night out, a breathtaking landscape are captured on camera and used as her guide for her drawings, watercolours, large scale paintings, prints and textiles.
These memorable experiences are what drive her creativity but also challenge her to try a new technique or a new material,to be fearless in her making.
Doreen approaches her work with great confidence, patience and sensitivity. She has an eye for detail and her approach to her subject is very honest.
Doreen loves to share her work with others and enjoys the feedback from her peers and friends.
Doreen is at her happiest as she begins to put her pencil to paper.”
–Valerie O’Regan Project Ability Tutor.