An exhibition of art, creativity and exceptional talent
Faiza and Alexander have been busy showcasing their artistic flair to the public at this summer’s Branching Paths Exhibition. Part of Hounslow’s Summer of Culture, Syon Park House and Gardens has been brought to life with creations from artists with a range of learning disabilities and exceptional talents.
Life at residential service, 46 The Grove – where their artwork adorns the walls – involves Faiza and Alexander working with an Art Therapist, as well as attending local art classes outside of the home, where they’ve had the opportunity to work with ceramics, oil pastels and watercolours.
Having been encouraged to express themselves through creativity, Faiza enjoys creating artwork with circles. She finds circles easy to draw, which gives her the confidence needed to shine – and you’ll find new variations of Faiza’s pieces using a variety of bright and bold colours.
Alexander can struggle with verbal communication. His art provides a wonderful way to share thoughts and feelings through careful colour choices. Mixing his own paint for the perfect palette, he can sometimes create up to 40 pieces in one session! His oil pastel drawing “Moon” has a beautiful link to the exhibition, as the first astronomical drawing of the moon through telescope, was created at Syon Park in 1609.
“What a fantastic achievement!” said Support Worker, Kaylee. “They should both be very proud of themselves, as am I.”
Want to see it for yourself? The Branching Paths Exhibition at Syon Park and Gardens is free to attend, and is open Wednesday to Sunday, until 30th October 2022.