As the official artist-in-residence for The Children's Trust annual Art Exhibition, I invited budding young artists to complete an artwork by painting in the black outline images of my child characters.
It was great to see the drawing come to life with vibrant colours and some really interesting creativity from all the children, from chequered trousers to green shoes, and pink hair!
There was some serious concentration going on!
It was such an enjoyable experience for me to be able to work with all the children who took part in this little collaboration, from ages 2 to 15.
‘Come Together’ was finished on the last day of the exhibition by two-year-old Emma Hevesy. The painting has been donated to The Children’s Trust, a national charity that provides specialist care for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury.
And this is the finished masterpiece
I hope patients and visitors at the trust will gain as much joy looking at the painting as we did creating it.