John is 85 and has various illness, which affects his mobility.
His motivation for joining the Ashtead group was to get out and try something new, he had never painted before. Since July 2017, he has made very good progress, particularly with a pallet knife. John was a carpenter and the volunteers thought he may feel comfortable with a pallet knife.
However he has tried a number of mediums and recently has been doing portraits in pencil and charcoal. His enthusiasm has carried over to painting at home.
John is a very sociable member mixing with any one in the group.
He is a good example of what Conquest Art can achieve and enrich some one life even at 85.