Bill, who has cerebral palsy, has taken art classes for nearly
twenty years and has become a well-known local artist, with
paintings hanging in Milton Keynes General Hospital as well as
several sent overseas to Canada, Australia and elsewhere in
He said that his art is very important to him. "Art should
brighten peoples' lives, both for those who paint and those who
enjoy the finished work. I hope that my paintings will brighten the
lives of many people and encourage those who think they cannot do
anything to try to develop something to do for themselves."
ExtraCare staff including Village Manager Steve Neal and
Activities Facilitator Jo Wilson arranged a buffet for guests
attending the exhibition, many of whom were Bill's friends from
outside the village.
Bill also invited a good friend, cricket journalist and former
president of the Marylebone Cricket Club Christopher
Martin-Jenkins, along to the event to speak, and many residents
came along to ask questions about the sport.
He said: "I have one of Bill's paintings in my study, where I
see it almost every day, and it's a great reminder of our long
friendship." The two have known each other since the mid 1970s, and
share a deep love of cricket.
Picture: Bill with some of his paintings.
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