- Posted by Claire Thomas
- On 30th August 2016
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The Community Centre welcomes young artist Dale Sheen who will be exhibiting a collection of his work in the Orpen Lounge throughout September.
Dale is a young man with High Functioning Aspergers, a form or Autism, and has been drawing since the age of three or four. “To me, drawing is an addiction” says Dale. “The feeling of a pencil or pen on paper gives me the most control out of any art form… Paint is too unpredictable and digital drawing on a table can get a bit frustrating..”
Dale has produced both traditional and digital art but this exhibition is of finished paintings in modern, abstract style. There were completed as part of an art challenge when he was a student at St Johns College in Brighton. The challenge was to get him out of his ‘comfort zone’.
“When I began this challenge I wasn’t sure I could do it as I really don’t like the mess caused by paints or the fact that the colours mix when I don’t want them to.” said Dale. “Trying to splash paint on paper without any structure or order is incredibly hard for me.”
This exhibition of vibrant art work is open from 1st to 27th September with all exhibits available to purchase.