Meet the volunteers: Edward Henry



Edward Henry has been attending Project Ability since 1994 having previously attended The Renfield Day Centre on Bath Street, where in recognising his talent for drawing and painting they recommended he come and join us.

Edward’s artwork is influenced by television, books and more recently he has been learning to use the internet at some of Projects Ability’s blog workshops, where he also finds inspiration. He likes to work with acrylic paints as it dry’s very quickly and changes can easily be made.

Edward say’s

‘I am inspired by the things I see around me and my imagination. I have been painting since I was 5 years old. I have had exhibitions in Sweden, the South of France, Ireland, Wales and all over Scotland. In 2000 I had an exhibition in Japan of my sunset paintings which are my favourite subject. Project Ability has done a lot for me over the last few years and has helped me to get my work in to lots of exhibitions.’

As well as attending Project Ability’s Aspire  programme once a week, Edward also volunteers in our Gallery manning the reception desk, providing our visitors with information about our exhibitions, workshops, artists and selling goods from our shop.

‘Helping in the gallery is a good volunteering opportunity. There is lots to learn and I like meeting and helping people. I have made lots of new friends’

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