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Wild Places art exhibition by EYECAN member

Art Exhibition ‘Wild Places’ by Graham Tovey

After having several strokes in 2019, which affected Graham’s mobility and eyesight, he only resumed painting again last year with the help of the charity EYECAN

Graham explained that ‘The prospect of returning to painting felt challenging but going to EYECAN with its’ friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, plus meeting others with eye problems has encouraged me enormously. At first, I could only concentrate for short periods and even now feel tired after painting. However, as I became completely absorbed it helps me escape from worrying about health issues’

Graham says that the ‘inspiration for this exhibition is taken from the naturalist Robert MacFarlane’s ‘Wild Places’. Paintings are from my imagination – places I’ve never been to except inside my head. In the world at the current time our ‘Wild Places’ are sadly diminishing’

Graham would like to encourage anybody with sight difficulties to contact EYECAN who provide many opportunities to improve the lives of people living with sight loss.

He thanked the charity and said – ‘you have opened my door and let in the light!’

The art exhibition launches this Thursday evening and is on display at Jersey Library 12 Aug until 8 Sep. All artwork is available to purchase with 50% of all sales kindly donated to EYECAN.