Participants' artwork takes pride of place in CEO office

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Participants' artwork takes pride of place in CEO office

1 October 2015 - 3:30pm
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Balcatta's own artists-in-training, Steve and Jono, presented CEO Fiona Beermier with a hand-painted canvas this morning, which has taken pride of place in her office.

The 60cm by 90cm canvas was created especially for Fiona as part of the participants' Lifeskills Plus program.

Steve, whose favourite colour was green, painted a prominent green fan, a heart and a star, while pink-loving Jono painted the blue diamonds, a flower and a star, in addition to a large section of the bottom left corner.

Fiona said she was looking forward to showing off the canvas when she had visitors, and that she was thrilled to have the masterpiece in her office.

"Every day when I come to work, I'm going to have this lovely painting on my wall," she said.

"When I see a painting like this, with bright colours and shapes, I see an expression of how the participants were feeling inside - they felt happy, included and loved.

"Clearly disability isn't a barrier to creativity, and I look forward to seeing what else our participants can create as part of their programs."

Photo (above): Jono shows Fiona the sections he painted on the canvas.

Photo (below): Cameron (Lifeskills Plus Coordinator), Fiona, Sandy (Skills Trainer), Steve, Jono and Catherine (Skills Trainer) in front of the canvas in the CEO's office.