A UTTOXETER mental health charity hosted an art competition for members to express their feelings through creativity.
Changes, in Carter Street, held an art competition for their members to take part in and invited staff from arts and crafts company Schoolcraft Ltd to judge the entries.
Changes members entered different forms of art including; realistic and abstract paintings, paper and card sculptures and flower arrangements.
Gill Grundy, director of Schoolcraft Ltd, in Brookside Business Park, said: “We are pleased to support the organisation providing much needed services to those in need and were delighted to judge and provide the prize for their art competition.
“Alison and I were pleasantly surprised to see the range and standard of pieces and to chat with some of the artists, some of whom had not done artwork before.”
Alison Taylor, buyer at Schoolcraft Ltd said: “After much deliberation Gill and I awarded the prize to an excellent painting that would be worthy of being Changes’ logo.”
On hearing the result Terry Gray, the winning artist, was most surprised. He said: “I have not done any artwork before and am very pleased and surprised to win.
“The diversity of the entries has truly reflected the uniqueness of everybody’s recovery.
“It must have been very difficult to judge.”
The winning painting will be available to view in the near future at Schoolcraft Ltd.