A resident at an Aylesbury care home has been given the opportunity to showcase his love for art with an exhibition.
Joao Lima has been living at MHA Hillside since 2018 and has been given an opportunity to showcase his skills with an exhibition at Aylesbury library.
He is originally from Portugal and likes the work of Paula Rego, a Portuguese-British visual artist who was known particularly for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.
Joao says painting is something that helps him relax and prefers acrylic paints as they dry quickly and don’t smell.
The exhibition is held at Aylesbury Library, in Walton Street and will be up until the 23rd of December.
Speaking of his paintings, Joao said:
“I enjoy painting a lot. It helps me to relax and it’s something I was interested in since I was a little boy.
“It helps me to express myself, I like art in general, sculptures have always fascinated me, but painting has to be at the top.
“I got in touch with the library who were more than happy for me to put my paintings up.
“I do visit the library when I get the chance and it’s nice to see my paintings on display for everyone to see.”
Grainne Wokes, home manager said:
Joao, or Mr Lima as he is known here at Hillside is a very talented individual.
“I have one of his paintings in my office, and the style in which he paints is very similar to his personality, very bright and full of colour.
“It’s great for him to show the work he does to the people of Aylesbury, and I am sure they will enjoy them just as much as we do.”