New beginnings for local artist
|Patrick Van Deale, a local Newcastle artist who is supported by Samaritans post-release services recently hosted an art exhibition.|
|Patrick realised his passion for art whilst in prison and since being released he has attended Art School at Hunter TAFE. After leaving prison Samaritans supported Patrick through our post-release program, Friendship House, which offers accommodation and support to help people leaving prison re-engage with the community.
“Samaritans helped me in every aspect of my life. Samaritans took me in. I appreciate their generosity, kindness, humanity and selflessness,” Patrick said.
Each artwork is A2 in size and costs $50. The paintings vary from oil pastel, acrylic and chinese ink.
If you are interested in purchasing an artwork please contact Patrick on 0455 283 676 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.